(Community Recognition Statements, 10 October 2023, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I commend the work of Good360, which is playing a vital role in a circular economy. Good360 negotiates with more than 500 major manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to redirect new goods that have not sold or cannot be used, passing them direct to charities that support vulnerable people in need. This means more than 1,800 organisations in NSW and 90 in the Sydney electorate alone distributing new goods to people in need.

This is a win-win – less material dumped in landfill and fewer wasted resources, with more people in need getting help with everything from food, clothing and furniture to toys and toiletries. Good360 calculates that every one dollar they are donated or granted means $20 benefit to the community and the environment. Getting goods direct to people in need is a major boost for those facing big increases in the cost of living, and does not add to inflation – simply redirecting consumer goods to where they are most needed.

I commend Good360 for this work as a major player that connects unused goods with people who need them, saving money, resources and the environment.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!