Commercial clothing, cardboard and metal recyclers are a valued part of the Australian recycling distribution chain. Many commercial recyclers purchase excess stock and recoverable commodities such as mobile phones from charitable recyclers.
Commercial recyclers are for-profit companies. Wikipedia describes a for-profit as “an organization operating in the private sector which sets aims that eventually help the organization itself.”
“Commercial recyclers must ensure the way they promote their business does not mislead anyone into believing they are donating goods to a charity when they are not.” ACCC Chairman Graeme Samuel 2010.