Community Recycling Enterprises NSW: Impact measurement project (final report)


McNeill, Joanne; Barraket, Jo; Elmes, Aurora

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This project was funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), and delivered by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Community Recycling Network Australia (CRNA) and Resource Recovery Australia. The project aims were: to improve understanding of how the environmental and social impacts of NSW-based community recycling enterprises are currently measured; to use this information to suggest some common indicators against which they could more effectively document and report on their performance in these areas; and to consider the implications of this work for sustainability-focused social enterprises more broadly. The research undertaken to inform the report included: an online survey of NSW-based CREs; a consultation workshop with CREs and CRE stakeholders; 11 telephone interviews with CRE representatives and core CRE stakeholders; and secondary research exploring relevant initiatives and reporting practices of CRE-style entities in other countries. This project was completed in June 2017.

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