Mountains of unsold consumer goods are heading to landfill amid the cost-of-living crisis.

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, household spending is down by 3.3 per cent in the last 12 months. However, much of that spending went towards rent and vehicle sales, where there have been supply backlogs since the pandemic.

Good360, is a charity redirecting unsold consumer goods to Australians in need.

They’ve seen a 20 percent increase in the volume of new unsold consumer goods donated in the last year, and say this is a sure sign of the cost-of-living crisis starting to bite, as consumers spend less and businesses need to get rid of unsold stock.

Image: Alison Covington Founder of Good360 packing goods. Image supplied by Good360

Produced By: Amanda Copp

Featured In Story: Alison Covington – Founder and Managing Director of Good360 Australia

First aired on The Wire, Friday 8 September 2023