Zero waste. Is it even possible? Minimising your annual household rubbish to fit in a single mason jar might seem impossible, and yet there are people all around the world doing it. It’s impressive to say the least, but not achievable for most. 

For 30 years, Nature’s Emporium on Bourbong Street has been helping mere mortals discover the everyday things they can do around their homes to live more sustainably and reduce their impact on the environment.

Shown to enhance mood, boost productivity and improve indoor air quality, the range of potted plants at Nature’s Emporium is nothing short of impressive. Add an ethically made, plastic-free pot. You might also find a beautiful slab of recycled timber to build a shelf for your growing plant collection.

Sometimes the simplest change you can make is to swap to something else, like phasing out your plastic clothes pegs in favour of durable Ever Eco stainless steel pegs. Switch from disposable cleaning aids to reusable items, like hand-made 100 per cent cotton facewashers and make-up removal pads. Long lasting, Eco Max vegan home and body brushes are a firm favourite! 

Nature’s Emporium is a proud stockist of Kin Kin Naturals’ dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents and stain removers. Created on the Sunshine Coast, Kin Kin products are available to refill and purchase in bulk. Not only safe for our waterways and septic systems, they’re also a great option for those with sensitive skin. 

Nature’s Emporium owners Tina and Chris Dimes believe that what you put on your skin is just as important to your health as what you eat, which is why they promote like-minded local brands such as Nulla, Bare by Bauer and Native Magic. The relaxing detox bath soaks, eco-friendly dry shampoos, deodorants, facemasks, biodegradable cotton buds and toothbrushes, soaps and massage oils made by these three Bundaberg companies are fast becoming staples in local bathrooms.       

If you want to learn more about eco-friendly living, make sure you peruse Nature’s Emporium’s extensive range of books and guides or chat to a member of their friendly team.


55 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg