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Charitable Recycling Australia recently commissioned an independent research study that measured the impact of the charitable reuse and recycling network.

The purpose of this study was to build a data-driven business case for continued and increased support for the network from Government, other sectors and the community.

In order to effectively leverage this new research, Charitable Recycling Australia is asking for your support to help get the message out there. Together, we can make a big difference in helping Australia move towards a circular economy.

Key Message

When you look at the big picture, charitable recycling is a sector that deserves your support.

Because when you help us, we can help you, by diverting over 1 million tonnes of waste from landfill, generating almost $1billion in revenue and creating over 5,000 FTE jobs and 30,000 volunteering opportunities.

Economic Benefits

  • Generates $961 million in revenue per year
  • Generated $1,700 revenue per tonne of clothing recovered
  • Provided 46% more jobs – 5,300 total in the sector. 1,200 of these are individuals who face barriers to employment

Environmental Benefits

  • 1,006,000 tonnes of materials diverted from landfill (an 86% resource recovery rate)
  • Reduced carbon emissions across the supply chain by 66%
  • Reduced global water consumption by 57%
  • Reduced global energy use by 59%

Social Benefits

In addition to creating jobs, funds from products sold go to:

  • Aged care services
  • Education programs
  • Emergency/crisis relief
  • Home visits
  • Hospital and health services
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Mental health services
  • Suicide prevention counselling
  • Medical research
  • Prison visits
  • Migrant/refugee assistance

Marketing Assets

We have created a range of marketing assets for you to download and use in your communications efforts including:

  • social tiles
  • email banners
  • posters
  • membership tile
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