22 December 2010

Australians Planning to Waste Hundreds of Millions this Christmas

Sourced from The Australia Institute's web site, 14 December 2010

'Last year six million, or one in three, Australians received one or more Christmas presents that they never used or later gave away, a new survey by The Australia Institute reveals...

The Australia Institute's Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss said that unwanted Christmas presents represent a staggering $798 million worth of wasted money, wasted time and wasted resources...

The survey also found that around one quarter of Australians expect to give presents to people that they would prefer not to. Alarmingly, around one quarter of these reluctant givers are unable to pay off their credit card...'

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