Green Collect Blog

How Do You Start (and Maintain!) a Social Enterprise?

December 18, 2019

As CEO for Green Collect, I was honoured to be the guest speaker at the awards ceremony for The Big Issue’s Big Ideas competition in November 2019. To encourage the budding social entrepreneurs, I shared my journey of starting a social enterprise, keeping it going through tough times, and how social enterprises are placed for success today. Here's...

Give a Little Greener

December 17, 2019

Research by ING has revealed that last Christmas, Australians spent a shocking $400 million on unwanted gifts, amounting to 10 million individual items. Just where these gifts ended up is anyone’s guess, but we’re guessing at least some of them ended up in landfill.

Climate Strike - why we closed our doors

September 26, 2019

Green Collect took the bold step to close operations - office, warehouse and both shops - to enable staff to attend the climate rally on September 20 - joining 100,000 others to march through the city of Melbourne.

Green Collect Awarded Social Enterprise of the Year

September 25, 2019

Green Collect is thrilled to receive the prestigious award of Social Enterprise of the Year, in the ‘small’ enterprise category. The award, an initiative of the Social Traders, recognises Green Collect’s strong business performance as it generates positive outcomes towards environmental and social impact. From an impressive field of over 300...

Can You Recycle Disposable Coffee Cups?

August 29, 2018

Well, there is actually not a simple yes or no answer to this very important question. 

Simple questions to ask to help you on your zero-waste journey

June 13, 2017

We subscribe to the philosophy that living sustainably is a marathon not a sprint... every step you take towards a less wasteful life is worth celebrating. The problem of waste feels huge, but every little change makes a difference. 

Folders, Folders, Everywhere!

June 06, 2017

We collect over 90,000 binder folders through our corporate collections program every year. You read that right... over ninety thousand! Crazy huh!?  

Five small changes that have a big environmental impact

June 06, 2017

Do you want to do more to protect our precious planet but don't know where to start? Do you feel that life is too busy or that it takes too much effort to make any impact?