Charities & Retailers Work Together To Divert Excess Stock From Landfill
Source: ABC News.
Billions worth of unsold clothes, furniture and consumer goods will end up in landfill due to the pandemic and recession, unless retail recyclers get support to expand their operations.
Retail waste recyclers have not been able to access funds to grow their operations during the coronavirus shutdowns, just as the retail downturn has generated a larger than normal amount of excess stock for Australian retailers.
In a normal year, Australian charity Good360 estimates usable retail products worth $1.92 billion go unsold each year, but that figure is expected to skyrocket due to the lockdown.
Photo: Charities are hoping to divert clothes bound for landfill to help those in financial distress.(ABC News: Nic MacBean)