Advancing the circular economy is the path to a more sustainable environment and an equitable society.

And we believe the charitable reuse and recycling sector can lead the way.

Charitable Recycling Australia is the national network of charitable purpose-driven reuse and recycling enterprises.

We represent the collective interests of charitable reuse and recycling enterprises through advocacy, capacity-building and education.

For over 140 years, these charity and social enterprise retailers have been pioneering the concept of circularity  – before it was even officially named.

Our member enterprises:

  • have decades of experience in the collection and sale of donated goods.
  • already extend the life of 285 million products a year.
  • have an existing – and unrivalled – network of sites that span metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.
  • are firmly embedded in their communities, actively employing people and generating funds to support a range of social welfare programs.

Put simply? They are uniquely placed to champion the circular economy and drive its uptake in Australia.

Our member enterprises are already leaders in this space and as Australia’s largest reuse network, we act as their mouthpiece.

  • We stand for an Australia that champions the circular economy and sends zero waste to landfill.

    We believe this will create a better future for all Australians.

Charitable Recycling Australia collaborates with our member enterprises to:

  • Build the capacity and financial sustainability of charity and social enterprise retailers
  • Measure the subsequent social, environmental and economic benefits of the charitable second hand economy
  • Translate this data-driven impact measurement into a clear, compelling case for circularity in how we produce, consume and dispose of goods
  • Advocate for government and community investment in reuse, recycling innovation and the charitable reuse and recycling sector
  • Educate consumers on how to donate responsibly and how and why they should shop with charity and social enterprise retailers

Regardless of the method of engagement, Charitable Recycling Australia’s goal is always the same.

We connect the dots between charitable reuse and recycling enterprises, government and consumers, so we can collaborate for a sustainable, equitable future.

Our member enterprises include every influential charity and social enterprise retail brand in Australia.

These include The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Australian Red Cross, Save the Children, Lifeline, Anglicare, RSPCA, Uniting, Good Sammy Enterprises, Red Nose, Uniting, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Family Life, Sacred Heart Mission, Ted Noffs, Helping Hands, Outlook Victoria, Endeavour Foundation, Diabetes, Epilepsy Foundation, Alinea, Link Vision and dozens more.

We drive and support this collective network, as leaders in reuse, recycling and circularity.

We operate on a national, state and local level.

Charitable Recycling Australia is run by a Board, including Directors in every state.

We make it a priority to cultivate a local connection to all members. This association structure enables us to understand our members’ interests, opportunities and challenges on a grassroots level.

Charitable Recycling Australia has four strategic objectives for 2020-21.

These strategic objectives are designed to bring maximum benefit to our members and advance the circular economy at large.

Each objective is supported by an operational plan and measurable key performance indicators, to ensure we remain fully accountable in delivering what our members want and need.

Additionally, we can better support the overall sustainability of the charitable reuse and recycling sector.

  • 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 National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Limited is a company limited by guarantee, operating under ASIC and trading as Charitable Recycling Australia.
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