Tip shops and recycling centres are community hubs

July 2012
Ecos;Jul2012, Issue 173, p1
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The article reports that according to a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study, Australia's Community Recycling Enterprises (CREs) divert 152,000 tonnes of waste each year, employ 1500 people and contribute over 56 million dollars to the regional economy. The study also found that CREs offer leadership in domestic and commercial resource recovery, modelling new methods of operation that are often adopted more widely.


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