The Good Op Shop in Castlemaine saves items from landfill by cheaply selling on unwanted and donated goods. Profits are used to support conservation and sustainability projects. The Good Op Shop enables and models re-use, upcycling, and giving back to the community, and is inclusive, inviting participation and promoting sharing practices. The Good Op Shop celebrates a love of Country through everyday practices of respecting nature’s limits and supporting regeneration.
The Good Op Shop promotes local sustainability initiatives and education, with an annual
‘Upcycling Award’ open to all Victorians, a Recycling Wall providing information on how to
recycle items not collected in recycling bins, and partners with Castlemaine Secondary
School to buy machines that melt disused plastic bottle lids down for new products as in a
circular economy. The Good Op Shop shares sustainable fashion ideas on social media
(Instagram, Facebook) and hosts monthly Reuse & Repair workshops to encourage people
to learn new skills. Located at 4 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine, The Good Op Shop is open 10
am to 4 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm
ZNET: emission avoidance and drawdown
- Keeps goods from landfill through re-use; supports recycling; encourages repair; discourages consumerism.
ADAPT: people, places and sectors are climate ready
- Enables climate-ready skills-sharing workshops, collaboration, collective reliance and solidarity. Supports local conservation and sustainability projects.
REGENERATIVE CULTURE: embrace caring for Country and Community, working creatively and a just society
- Community-based sharing and sustainability practices show respect for and working with Country and Community to enhance both.