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Greenbatch Foundation

It is estimated by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.
Greenbatch Foundation was founded by Darren Lomman in 2017 with the focus of solving this problem by partnering with schools, businesses and community members creating a Recycling Collections Network collecting all #1 PET and #2 HDPE plastic containers. 

HOW IT WORKS: 

  1. Wash eligible household waste items of any liquid or food.
  2. Place these items into a designated bag or bin for Greenbatch.
  3. Sort them into categories by item type before they are booked in for a collection.
  4. Register online as a collection point. There are minimum bag collections that apply. 
  5. Request a collection (minimums apply)

GREENBATCH ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • PET (1) plastics (no bigger than 3L)
  • HDPE (2) plastics (no bigger than 3L)
  • Plastic bottle lids (no bigger than 5cm)
  • Aluminium drink cans
  • Glass bottles without metal lids 
  • Bread tags

 

Website
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Collection Locations
Address: 4 Brooklands Way, Mt Claremont WA 6010
Email: info@greenbatch.com

 

We sat down with founder, Darren Lomman to discuss the foundation:

How has COVID impacted your business? 
"Prior to COVID, we had open days where members of the public could come and drop off their recycling to us. To adapt, we have left cages out the front so community members can come at any time to still drop off their recycling, as well as various drop off points around the community. Many schools would come for excursions which have all stopped for the time being too. We were also booked to attend various events which were cancelled due to COVID. 
Thankfully the business was eligible for Job Keeper and are currently still receiving the payments which is what has kept Greenbatch alive."


What does your business provide for the community? 
"Our mission at the Greenbatch Foundation is to engage, educate and empower Western Australians to reduce plastic pollution and give waste plastic a new life. We are a recycle station and community members can come and drop off their plastic bottles to us to be recycled. We are also all about education, providing education to school children as well as adults! We are working towards building WA’s first post-consumer plastic reprocessing plant, turning the PET plastic bottles we put in our recycling bins into items such as 3D filament for schools."


How did you start your business, and how long have you had the business? 
Greenbatch Foundation was founded by Darren Lomman in 2017 with the focus of solving this problem by partnering with schools, businesses and community members creating a Recycling Collections Network collecting all #1 PET and #2 HDPE plastic containers.