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Op-shops are opening back up, but it’s not business as usual

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  We take a look at the challenges charities face as op-shops reopen their doors  When COVID-19 hit, charity op-shops were, like most other businesses, forced to shut their doors. This

Call to Prevent Charities Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Unusable Goods

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 10th January 2017 -  Charity op-shops and the NSW environment minister are urging the public to help prevent turning charities into a “dumping ground” for unusable goods in the wake of the Christmas period.

New Year Op-Shop ‘Rubbish’ Donations Cost Millions

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 6th January 2015 -  Australia’s charity recyclers stand to lose millions of dollars this holiday season disposing of rubbish and unusable “donations”, according to the National…


Micro-Enterprise With A Mission

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 -  A Melbourne community organisation is dealing with the closure of a much loved social enterprise cafe by turning to smaller scale micro-enterprises, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s

Aussie Op Shop Donations Down

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th September 2012 - 
Research shows that donations to op shops are down.  Charity stores need more donations – but billions of dollars of clothes are left unused in Aussie wardrobes, according…

Charities Face Post-Christmas Dumping Deluge

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th January 2012 -  Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by theerstwhilekate  Unwanted Christmas presents and household rubbish is a costly problem for charities…

Charity Dumping a Costly Problem

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st October 2011 -  The Melbourne Cup long weekend will see an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) blitz on illegal dumping of rubbish and unwanted goods at local charities – a growing problem…

Online Trading Boosts Op-Shop Sales

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th September 2011 -  Image: The Salvation Army's online store – launched in January 2011 – has been a great success.  Charity shops in the UK are moving online to boost sales, with…

International Accolade for Aussie Op-Shops

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th September 2011 -  The humble Aussie op-shop has received international accolades after the Salvos Stores made it into the finals of the Oracle World Retail Awards 2011. Salvos Stores (Eastern Territory)…

The Op-Shop Goes Digital

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th January 2011 -  Online shopping and charity op-shops usually sit at opposites end of the retail spectrum, but that’s all about to change as the Salvation Army launches its first online store.…
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