In a recent article published and syndicated by the Herald Sun, NACRO criticized the diversion of charitable goods and services to private companies as a waste of resources.

In response to the proliferation of donations away from benevolent organisation, much of which is being enabled by local councils, NACRO forewarned a call on the State Government to consider a number of reforms, at the top of which is mandatory transparency and disclosure. “Victorians expect transparency and accountability from their charities and the commercial enterprises that target the kindness of Australian donors”.

“NACRO looks forward to working with the Victorian government to make it mandatory for commercial donation and recycling bin operators soliciting second hand clothing and household goods, to disclose their social purpose and impact, and the percentage of funds that support benevolent causes.” The article can be found at this link.