At Lifeline Queensland, we recognise that the health and wellbeing of our customers, clients and staff is inextricably linked to the health of our planet. We recognise that our mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities must extend beyond frontline services.
Our Lifeline second-hand shops not only help to fund our crisis support services, they also prevent thousands of tonnes of resources from being discarded in landfill each year, through rehoming your donated pre-loved goods and recycling clothes.
Not only does this reuse of clothes reduce pressure on landfills, it also has a far lower environmental impact than new clothes; according to Charitable Recycling Australia’s 2021 Impact Report, pre-loved goods have 66 per cent lower carbon emissions across the supply chain sector-wide. We also strive to use environmentally friendly packaging at our Lifeline Queensland online op shop.
Across our organisation, we work to promote and preserve a healthy environment by reducing our carbon footprint, improving resource efficiency, enabling climate resilience, and greening our built environments.
Lifeline Queensland is proudly committed to the UnitingCare group’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025, which outlines six focus areas that support our vision to create a healthier, fairer, and greener world.