And you thought people were dumping on you

by | May 14, 2012 | Justice and Peace

Illegal dumping of clothes at Thrift stores in Australia..The Government in Victoria Australia has announced a $2 million plan to help charities such as the SVDP fight back against the burden of illegal dumping at their retail outlets. The Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced the funding and said that it would support efforts to both reduce dumping and help charities cover the cost of disposing of waste. Mr Smith said charities should not have to spend their time or charitable funds acting as waste disposal outlets. “It’s not free for charities to dispose of unwanted rubbish illegally dumped on site. When charities have to pay for this waste to be removed, it undermines their ability to support the community,” Smith said.   [Read More] Thanks to Tim WIlliams CM for drawing attention to this on the site of the Australian Vincentians.

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