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    GREEN COLLECT: OUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

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    By Sally Quinn
    Green Collect Co-founder and CEO

    Back in 2005, local Westies Sally Quinn and Darren Andrews identified the need for innovative solutions to recycle items which could also create work for people facing long term barriers to employment. This evolved into a Melbourne-wide office collection service based in the Western suburbs, along with retail stores in Yarraville and Braybrook as outlets for items which could be given a new life instead of being sent to landfill. 

    Green Collect’s mission is to create a world without waste, making a big impact for environmental and social change. As expert practitioners of circular economy, the team are passionate about creating innovative and sustainable solutions for items destined for landfill and have developed unique products such as an upcycled A5 notebook hand-made using recovered paper and cardboard. 

    In the past year, Green Collect has saved a staggering 1 million items from landfill. These items are carefully hand sorted and assessed to find the best environmental outcome. The stores in Braybrook and Yarraville provide locals with the opportunity to contribute to the circular economy by purchasing refurbished computers and IT, quality furniture for home and office, ex corporate stationery, clothing and new ethically sourced products. 

    www.greencollect.org
    1 & 12 / 75A Ashley Street Braybrook
    71 Anderson St Yarraville

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