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Communities urged to help reduce consumer waste and support people struggling with cost of living

Good360 Australia 2 mins read
Huge volumes of unsold consumer goods in Good360's warehouse ready for distribution to people in need

Communities urged to help reduce consumer waste and support people struggling with cost of living

WHAT: 

  • Good360 is urging communities to help redirect millions of unsold consumer products such as clothes, toys and furniture away from landfill to Australians in need.
  • Every week Good360 receives five skip bins worth of products that would otherwise have been wasted, and sends these products to people in financial distress.
  • Good360 currently supports 3,000 Aussies in need every day, however the cost-of-living crisis has seen a huge increase in demand for Good360’s support.
  • Good350 is calling on communities to support its ‘EveryOne Day’ fundraising drive (kicking off on Thursday 12 October) in a bid to re-direct $100 million of unsold consumer goods to people struggling with the cost of living.
  • Some of Australia’s biggest retailers and brands are supporting EveryOne Day with Big W, Harvey Norman, IKEA Australia, LJ Hooker and Appliances Online all involved.

Key Facts:
  • Every week Good360 receives the equivalent of five skip bins worth of products such as clothes, homewares, appliances, toiletries and toys from retailers that would otherwise have been wasted.
  • The cost-of-living crisis and has resulted in a 20% increase in the volume of unsold products donated to Good360 from businesses over the last 12 months.
  • A Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by Good360 in 2022 found $2.5 billion of unsold household goods are wasted by businesses every year.
  • Good360 supports 3,000 Aussies in need every day, however the cost-of-living crisis has seen a huge increase in demand for Good360’s support over the last 12 months.
  • The latest ABS retail data shows spending is flat, while retailers have warned spending over Christmas could also flatline – potentially resulting in consumer goods going to landfill and waste.
  • Every $1 dollar raised through EveryOne Day will help redirect $20 worth of products to someone in need.

About us:

Good360 is an Australian charity that redirects unsold consumer goods such as clothes, toys, toiletries, homewares and furniture to Australians in need via a network of over 3,700 charities and disadvantaged schools across the country.


Contact details:

Chris Williams – 0480 386 879 / chris@kaizenco.au

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