Green is the new black.
Just like the quote: “The goal is to not live forever but to create something that will”, these eco-friendly stores aren’t just offering products to keep you healthy. They’re also making an effort to keep our planet healthy as well.
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle indeed starts within yourself, however, businesses and organizations – big or small – are the ones that can create a huge impact for us consumers by also embracing an environmental conscious business model. That’s exactly what these stores are working towards for.
Whether you’ve been living a sustainable lifestyle for years now or just starting out, these 5 zero-waste stores in the metro have all your needs and more. Some of these shops have closed down their physical stores because of this pandemic however if you’re planning to visit the stores that are still open, don’t forget to bring your reusable bags and containers.
Founded in 2010, Ritual is a small neighborhood zero-waste store in Makati that promotes a sustainable lifestyle with a special interest in local products. Unfortunately, its physical store is now closed down because of this pandemic. However, you can still shop their products online.
What you can shop for: Cleaning and bathroom products, pantry essentials
Got Heart Shop is a project by the Got Heart Foundation that supports and collaborates with indigenous communities. This zero-waste store has been promoting local grassroots businesses since 2012 and continues to uphold its mission to help people live sustainably.
What you can shop for: Bathroom products, pantry essentials, healthy snacks, organic produce
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Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
69 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 584-3278; (02) 577-9138
From food and beverages to personal care, Roots Collective has them all. This community has continued to be a platform in supporting local businesses that promotes sustainability and conscious living. Their physical stores may be closed, but their website is stock full of their products.
What you can shop for: Food, beverages, dry pantry essentials, personal care
Humble Market can be found inside YDG Coffee in Mandala Park. There, you’ll be able to purchase all your sustainable living essentials such as beeswax wraps, reusable containers, cotton pads, and metal straws just to name a few. But aside from that, you can also have refills for your pantry and personal care essentials.
What you can shop for: Food, beverages, dry pantry essentials, baking needs, personal care
Loop is a collective store that houses several local eco-friendly brands. Their physical store might not be available right now but their website stores all these brands and more. From home and kitchen needs, personal care to even pet products, you can find all sorts of brands and products perfect for your needs.
What you can shop for: Fashion, home and kitchen needs, personal care, pets
Going green doesn’t start by just doing “greener” things. It starts when there’s a shift of consciousness, and being mindful of your actions. No matter how little or big those actions may be, your intentions will slowly manifest themselves, creating ripple effects around you and eventually changing the world for the better.
It may be difficult to start this kind of lifestyle- or even to continue, but don’t give up, because the world hasn’t given up on you yet.
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Cover image from Humble Market’s Facebook page.