Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Old Is Now New as Reusing Grows; Throw the Environment a Lifeline Campaign

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Old Is Now New as Reusing Grows; Throw the Environment a Lifeline Campaign

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Byline: Liam Butterworth

THERE'S no better time to recycle than in tough economic times.

That's the message from local Lifeline Megastore warehouse and retail manager Kerry Prigg.

The charity is taking part in the "throw the environment a lifeline" campaign, which encourages people to recycle.

"You can help the environment by shopping at a Lifeline Shop, donating your reusable or volunteering at one of our shops, warehouses or special events such as clothing sales and Bookfests," Ms Prigg said.

"We just want to encourage the community in general to recycle, whether it be gym equipment or furniture or whatever.

"We take everything and I want to raise the awareness that all goods that are recycled, save on landfill."

The environmental initiative is statewide and tries to teach people the environmental, social and financial benefits of second-hand shopping.

Campaign ambassador Simon Baltais said the consumption of household goods made up a large part of people's consumption. …

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