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here's how to throw your stuff out

  • Written by Jenni Downes, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
here's how to throw your stuff outVinnies is not a dumping ground for your rubbish.Jeremy Brooks/Flickr, CC BY-NC

A wave of decluttering is sweeping the nation. St Vincent de Paul has reported a 38% increase in donated goods in some areas compared with the same time last year.

However much of this is, frankly, junk. “Donating” broken, shabby or useless items only shifts...

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