New Zero-Waste Store Vessel Nundah Gives Locals a Choice to Reduce Plastic Use

Vessel Nundah, the suburb’s new zero-waste store, opens its doors to people aiming to reduce their plastic use.

Advocates of the fight against plastic pollution have been increasing over the years. In fact, the recently concluded World Environment Day, held on the 5th of June 2018, has highlighted the issue of plastic pollution and used social media to spread awareness about the problem.

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Marion Glover, the owner of Vessel Nundah, is one of the many people who want to beat plastic pollution. Her zero-waste store is a product of her struggles in finding affordable ways to reduce her family’s plastic use in their own home.

This Nundah resident was inspired to open a shop where customers can bring their own containers to fill up with quality skin care and cleaning products.

“I wanted to be able to shop for my daily use items like cleansers, moisturisers, dishwashing liquid and hand soap without the new plastic bottle each time,” says Marion.

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Vessel Nundah customers are encouraged to bring their own clean, dry, undamaged containers to fill from bulk containers. Marion also offers a selection of reusable containers in-store for those who don’t have their own containers.

“As part of the ethos of sustainability, I’ve sourced all my products from local manufacturers, such as Perfect Potion in Banyo, and Bushby cleaning products from the Gold Coast. This way, local, high-quality brands are being supported, and the products don’t have a big environmental footprint through transport,” Marion explains.

“It’s a way to take immediate action on plastic reduction without relying on recycling, or for governments and companies to take action first.”

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Vessel Nundah has teamed up with the Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative (NCEC), which will be co-located with Vessel, selling indoor plants and organic worm juice.

NCEC is a long-standing Nundah institution that creates sustainable employment and training opportunities for people with mental illnesses, learning difficulties, or intellectual disabilities.

Vessel Nundah is located at 7 Nundah St, Nundah, and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Mondays to Thursdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, visit their official website or check out their Facebook page for updates.