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Enable IT Recycling business is finalist in 2019 Victorian Sustainability Awards

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Enable Social Enterprises has been announced as a finalist in three categories – Community, Environmental Justice and Innovative Products or Services in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Enable IT Recycling business. 

Enable is a social enterprise that breaks unemployment cycles for disadvantaged people via its IT recycling business that creates employment pathways, while diverting 133,046 kgs of e-waste from landfill for more than 80 customers. 

Enable achieves its mission via commercial ventures: Enable IT Recycling, an online shop, fulfilment and storage services. These businesses reuse, repair or recycle technology whilst delivering vital work and learning opportunities for those in need. 

The Sustainability Awards celebrates people working to reduce the impact of climate change and to create a better future for us all.  

The interim CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Carl Muller, congratulated finalists for their innovative work, building a more sustainable environment for current and future generations.  

“Delivering these Awards means we continue to discover and celebrate the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for thinking creatively about new models of sustainability,” he said.  

The Awards, now in their 17th year, acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist is commended for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government, education, health and within the community.” 

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 10 October at Forum Melbourne.  

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony.  


Pearl Dy is a community manager and journalist. She is passionate about business and development particularly involving not-for-profits, charity and social entrepreneurship.


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