Privacy Policy

The Green Collective Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of any Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize
the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page:

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser
Add-on - <> \- for your web
browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with
the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the
Google Privacy &amp; Terms web page:


Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by
visiting this page: <>

To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads follow these instructions
from Facebook: <>

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral
Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also
opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the
Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA
<>, the Digital Advertising Alliance of
Canada in Canada <> or the European Interactive
Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe <>,
or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit
Facebook's Data Policy: <>


Pinterest remarketing service is provided by Pinterest Inc.

You can opt-out from Pinterest's interest-based ads by enabling the "Do
Not Track" functionality of your web browser or by following Pinterest
instructions: <

You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Pinterest
by visiting their Privacy Policy page: <

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above like shipping your parcel. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook:
- Google:
- Bing:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at or by mail using the details provided below:

The Green Collective
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
PO Box 1333 Nelson City
Nelson NZ 7040

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  • Since 2014 we have taken over 8,000,000 single use plastic bags out of circulation*
  • Reduced over 73,000 plastic sponges going to landfill and no more microplastic particles going down the plug hole when doing the dishes**
  • Repurposed the equivalent of 2 full 4msq skips into our ENCORE bags.

The Green Collective is a company committed to providing eco-friendly products that help individuals and businesses reduce their environmental impact. Our products are made from sustainable materials and produced in a way that minimises waste and conserves resources.

One of the main problems facing our planet today is the negative impact of non-eco-friendly products. From the pesticides used in conventional agriculture to the energy and water consumption required to manufacture and transport products, the environmental cost of non-sustainable products is significant.

The Green Collective offers a solution to these problems by providing a range of eco-friendly products that are better for the environment and for people's health. Our product line includes everything from reusable shopping bags and larger totes to natural dishcloths and handkerchiefs.

Our customers have found that using The Green Collective's products has helped them save money, reduce their waste and carbon footprint, and live a healthier lifestyle. In addition, by choosing eco-friendly products, they have contributed to the larger goal of conserving resources and protecting the environment for future generations.

The Green Collective's eco-friendly products offer a practical and effective solution for individuals and businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact. We encourage you to consider our products as a way to help solve the sustainability problems facing our planet.

Our vision is to develop sustainable business practices in all our products and manufacturing processes that will benefit future generations through creating a better, safer and healthier world.

We embrace the concept of sustainability in our strategies towards product development, manufacturing and business practices. To minimise any negative impact on a local and global scale within those communities, and on environmental factors.

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Each product has its own sustainable pathway in relation to minimising its footprint. We utilise local production and support when possible. Wider sourced manufacturing when proven to have a reduced impact overall based on scale efficiency and superior operational systems.

Lately The Green Collective has been nicknamed a ‘Tinder Waste Matching Service’. Saunders is regularly contacted by nationwide businesses hoping to pass their expired items onto a group who can re-use it. For example, parachutes, bouncy castles, expired martial art belts, hot air balloons etc. She has recently matched old kites to the Cancer Society for making post-surgical drain bags.

Serious about sustainability, conscious consumers are increasingly researching and supporting sustainable companies and products. Nowadays, most products have an eco-friendly alternative. Customers are looking to reduce their impact and the shift is happening as these products are actively sought out. Saunders says The Green Collective will continue to create sustainable versions of everyday items, helping people make responsible choices. For some customers, they love that we support our artists, ensure ethical production and fair wages for our contractors. For others it’s simply the incredible range of designs, and that the switch to our eco versions is easy, fun and joyful.

Where is the environment?

Yup, it is everywhere, everything and effects us all. So, every decision and product we make is broken down into steps and assessed from the original idea to making the product, right through to shipping. We repurpose offcuts, straps, pallets, reuse boxes, card, recycle paper, thread, packaging and more. Our minimal packaging is recyclable or mostly compostable. Tape, boxes, stickers and any padding (old cut box ends) can be popped into your compost or paper recycling bin. We proudly have no additional packaging on our products and they are NOT individually wrapped.

SPRUCE are made from 100% plant based, natural and renewable materials: 100% biodegradable material – cellulose (from FSC-marked forest) and cotton (the short offcuts from manufacturing that can't be reused).

The trees are certified sustainable under international management environment standard ISO 14001. Once the cloth reaches the end of its service life, it makes its way to the compost, where it decomposes in 6–8 weeks (individually passed for Compostability Criteria in the European standard EN 13432) .

 * Based on once a week use of Goodie Bags sold
** Based on SPRUCE lasting a minimum of 6 months heavy use