About NACRO

NACRO helps charities become better retailers and recyclers

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO Incorporating Zero Waste Network) exists to uphold trust in, and promote the impact of the charitable reuse, recycling and retail sector as a collaborative and progressive network.

It enables not-for-profit charities to maximise their financial returns from their recycling and retail operations, in order to uphold their charitable mission and purpose.

NACRO does this by enlisting support from governments, facilitating the exchange of information and developing the operations of members to position them for sustainability, success and growth.

Members include all of Australia’s leading charitable recycling organisations such as the Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul Society, Lifeline, Save the Children, UnitingCare, Anglicare, RSPCA, Red Nose, Mission Australia, The Smith Family, Spine & Limb Foundation, Good Samaritan Industries, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Diabetes Victoria, Endeavour Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Uniting VIC TAS and many more including independent members like Link Vision, Family Life, Sacred Heart, Wayside Chapel, Ted Noffs Foundation, Australian Relief Organisation.

Take a look at the outcomes achieved for members last year and join NACRO today.

The association is run by a National Executive Committee including State Council Representatives in every state to ensure a local, grassroots connection to all members.

NACRO’s strategic objectives for 2019-2020 are to:

  • Increase Reuse, Recycling & Quality Donations

    – And Divert from Landfill towards a Zero Waste Future

  • Expand Awareness, Reach & Influence

    – With Government, Consumers and Charitable Stakeholders

  • Uphold Charitable Sector Trust & Integrity

    – For Impact Effectiveness, Transparency and Accountability

  • Deliver Member Benefits, Services & Value

    – For Organisational Progress, Growth and Impact

The overarching theme for the year is
‘2020 Future Vision – Reuse, Recycling and Retail’