Colourful Collective is a social and environmental enterprise dedicated to sustainable and creative design, we repurpose and up-cycle post-consumer plastic waste to create high-quality bespoke products. Not only do we divert and recycle plastic waste from the natural environment, we educate and create awareness around the dangers of single-use plastics and a throw-away consumer society.

 MISSION 
Tackle Australia’s waste crisis. We want to change the way people think about plastic by transforming the disposable into the precious.
Reach out. We aim to offer employment and collaboration opportunities to members of marginalised communities – especially refugees. 
Art for Change. We support a range of socially progressive creative projects with a range of environmental outcomes. 

CC was born out of the music workshops the co-founders conducted at Dandenong Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRCD), and the musical collaboration with musician and asylum seeker Gordon Koang. Inspired to do more for people seeking asylum, and to further address the barriers asylum seekers face entering the workforce, the co-founders decided to start their own enterprise that will one day offer meaningful, reliable and fair employment to marginalised community members.  

"Colourful Collective have been an integral part of our waste diversion and awareness systems at Moon Rabbit since day one. Their innovation has ensured that all of our milk lids and rings have been diverted from landfill and processed to be turned into beautiful, functional items that ensure these plastics do not negatively impact our local environment. We hope to continue to work with Alex and Sophie in the future to turn our waste into functional items at our cafe such as plates and saucers. Without innovators and organisations like Colourful Collective working hard to create solutions, solving our waste problem will be out of reach."

- Sam Fisher, Manager at Moon Rabbit Café Preston
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