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  • 18 Stores That Can Help You Achieve a Zero-Waste, Plastic-Free Lifestyle!

    Helping the environment starts with adopting a sustainable lifestyle at home.
    by Kate Borbon .
18 Stores That Can Help You Achieve a Zero-Waste, Plastic-Free Lifestyle!
PHOTO BY Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products and Humble Market via Facebook
  • Helping care for the environment starts at home. You need to teach yourself, as well as your children, other family members, and household help how to reduce waste — this collective action can and will make a difference. You can start by supporting zero-waste stores in the country.

    18 Zero-Waste Stores in the Philippines

    You are already taking important steps to adopting a more sustainable lifestyle by purchasing environment-friendly items. To help you do that, here are a number of stores all over the country that offer Filipinos the opportunity to live a zero-waste lifestyle.

    Humble Market

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    Humble Market offers a variety of organic, all-natural food products which include quinoa, pure tablea, and different kinds of nuts and seeds. They also offer tons of non-food items such as menstrual cups, lip balms, and even scented candles. These travel and destination-inspired candles will make you want to hop on a plane and wander off into the world!

    Humble Market is located at YDG Coffee, Mandala Park, Mandaluyong City.

    Good Food Sundays

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    On Sundays, visit Good Food Sundays to get your fix of delicious meals and local goods! Try out these all-natural juices that can help improve your physical health.

    Good Food Sundays is located at Mandala Park, Mandaluyong City.

    Katha

    Embrace a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle with the help of products from Katha. Among their offerings are metal straws that come in different sizes, even ones that you can use when you drink your favorite milk tea!

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    Katha is located at Cubao Expo Shopping Center, 3 General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City.

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    Loop

    Looking for cute décor for your home? These small ceramic pieces from Loop will surely add a subtle yet unique oomph to your space.

    Loop is located at Unit 30, 68 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City.

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    Roots Katipunan

    Roots Katipunan not only sells products coming from different grassroots communities; it also offers a co-working space for students, creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals alike. These unique woven purses are only some of the products you can get there.

    Roots Katipunan is located at Unit 106, FBR Arcade, 316 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

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    Got Heart Shop

    Support indigenous communities and small businesses by shopping at Got Heart Shop! Check out these cacti arranged by persons with disabilities (PWDs) put in pots created at the Red Slab. Aren’t they adorable?

    Got Heart Shop is located at Lot 10, B-10 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City.

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    Real Food

    Fill your home with healthy, organic food options by shopping at Real Food! They offer fresh produce and meat, seafood, refined sugar snacks, bread, grains, and so much more. These organic bone broths, which you can use for all sorts of yummy dishes, are only some of the items you can get at Real Food.

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    Real Food is located at ICON Showroom, 25th cor. 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

    Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products

    This store specializes in castile soap, essential oils, and carrier oils made from locally-sourced, plant-based ingredients. If you’re on the lookout for essential oils to help you relax and unwind, Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products has something for you.

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    Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products is located at 8100 C. Raymundo Avenue, Unit 4 Sy Building, Caniogan, Pasig City.

    Ritual

    Ritual is a store dedicated to supporting local producers. They offer not only food and drink items, but also bath and body products, green cleaning products, and items for your home.

    Ritual is located at 962 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

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    Two Chickpeas

    At Two Chickpeas, you can shop for different kinds of dry goods and yummy snacks. They also have a restaurant where you can feast on their signature falafel, various pockets and wraps, and other offerings such as hummus, pita, fries, and rice bowls.

    Two Chickpeas is located at 112 Gamboa Street, Makati City.

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    Refuse

    This zero-waste concept store has products that moms will love, such as baby hair and body wash, diaper rash cream, and baby lotion.

    Refuse is located at Pop Culture, 2/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

    Sierreza

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    Sierreza offers farm-fresh produce and is dedicated to supporting katutubo and marginalized farmers! They secure a weekly demand of these farmers’ produce so that they have a stable source of income. Their products include a yummy granola mix that is perfect for breakfast or for midday snacks.

    Sierreza is located at Agapita Road, Los Baños, Laguna.

    Wala Usik

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    Wala Usik is a social enterprise that is motivated to help reduce waste. By purchasing their products, including these adorable organic shampoo tablets, you take steps to do the same in your own home!

    Wala Usik is located at Door 6, Teresa Bldg., Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

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    BEING Eco Friendly Products

    At BEING Eco, you can get different household cleaning products, kitchen items, and even hygiene needs, like these bottles of skin mist and mosquito spray. Gotta keep yourself protected from those pesky pests!

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    BEING Eco is located at Stall #4, 2/F SB Building, Lower Session Road, Baguio City.

    Happy Earth Store

    This zero-waste grocery store offers everything from hygiene items to organic flour. If you’ve run out of dry goods, you can also visit their refilling station!

    Happy Earth Store is located at Lane 101, Masterson Avenue, Cagayan de Oro.

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    Echo Store

    Established in 2008, ECHOstore offers tons of eco-friendly products that will help you achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. The people behind ECHOstore are also dedicated to providing small producers, craftsmen, and artisans an avenue to cater to different consumer markets.

    Echo Store is located at Unit 1 Lenel Building, Robinsons Highlands, Diversion Road, Davao City.

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    AMGU

    This Cebu grocery store, opened by a group of former call center agents, aims to encourage Filipinos to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. Because AMGU does not offer plastic packaging, customers need to bring their own refillable containers to hold their purchases. AMGU also sells products that are made of organic and locally-sourced materials, such as these wooden cutlery which are constructed of Acacia wood.

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    AMGU is located at Queen’s Road, Kamputhaw, 6000 Cebu City.

    Croft Bulk Foods

    Croft Bulk Foods is an eco-ethical store that offers 100% plant-based, earth-friendly products. It aims to help make living a low-impact lifestyle easier and more appealing. Aside from healthy food products, they also offer items like these coconut bowls, which were handcrafted in Matanao, Davao del Sur.

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    Croft Bulk Foods is located at Unit 6A, Paseo Uno Building, Ruby Street cor. Opal Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City.

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