John Knowles is chief executive of Good Samaritan Industries, based in Canning Vale.
He said that on Thursday, May 23, Good Samaritan stores throughout WA had their best business day in the organisation’s history.
‘Our profits were actually 5 per cent more than the best day we have ever recorded,’ Mr Knowles said.
‘We’ve had great, but cold weather; lots of good quality winter stock and our donations are at record levels.
‘Generous West Australians are giving us more than ever before and because the economy is tightening, we are seeing people come back to us.’
Mr Knowles said people had a better understanding about the need to recycle.
‘There is a general trend, from not only residents, but government authorities and consumer groups about the need to recycle’