Clean and Green
As one of the biggest tourist attractions on the Coast and the biggest craft market in Australia, The Original Eumundi Markets is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and to creating a sustainable shopping experience.
In 2010 our market became PLASTIC BAG FREE and our stallholders made the transition to using only compostable packaging materials. This is to complement our extensive waste management system which separates waste into landfill, recycling, and compost bins. We have put lots of signage throughout the market to really encourage our visitors to think before they bin it and waste audits are conducted periodically to ensure that we are reducing our landfill and carbon output.
We’re particularly proud of a worm farm (vermiculture system) run in conjunction with Eumundi State School. All compostable waste generated by the market is processed by the worm farm (8 commercial size bins and many thousands of worms). The by-products (organic fertiliser and castings) are then sold by the school and at the markets.
To reduce our energy output stallholders are required to use low energy appliances. Recently the Eumundi town partnered with Keep Australia Beautiful to make Eumundi Queensland’s first butt free town. We have designated smoking areas with special butt bins.
Together we can make a difference!