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2019 Winner - Innovative Products or Services

Enable Social Enterprises

Enable IT Recycling

As a leading social enterprise and not-for-profit, Enable’s vision is a socially, environmentally and economically connected community without disadvantage.

Their mission is to break unemployment cycles by enabling disadvantaged jobseekers to connect with community, environment, and improve the prospects of those participating in achieving gainful employment through innovative, supportive work and learning programs.

Enable achieves this mission in the context of their commercial ventures: Enable IT Recycling, an online shop, fulfilment and storage services.

These commercial services align to support organisations and individuals with zero waste efforts through reuse, repair, or as a last resort, recycling (dismantling) of technology whilst delivering vital work and learning opportunities for those in need.

Enable’s innovative e-waste social enterprise integrates environmental, social and economic value and has created 10 Employment Pathway outcomes, and has led to positive customer results in the fast growing e-waste recycling sector.

In 2018, Enable delivered 14,501 hours of employability skills to 450 participants most likely to experience barriers to employment and diverted 133,046kgs of e-waste from landfill through accredited recycling services for more than 80 customers.

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Innovative Products or Services finalists 2019