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Stores to Visit for your Zero Waste Lifestyle

) Red Rivera |

Around the world, people are making the effort to reduce their trash and carbon footprint (See: Eco-friendly as 2019 Light Trend). The Zero Waste Movement is just one of the movements that share this value.

However, there is more to the Zero Waste Movement than eating clean and getting rid of plastic. According to Bea Johnson, author of bestselling book Zero Waste Home, “Zero waste aims at eliminating as much trash from the household as possible. What it ultimately does is translate into a simple, richer life based on experience instead of things.”

While it may be difficult to adopt the Zero Waste Lifestyle here in the Philippines, shops around Manila have been popping up to help Filipinos. We’ve made a list of 6 places you can visit to fulfill your daily needs.

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1. Ritual

  • This eco-friendly store was founded way back in 2010, and is found in on the second floor of the Languages Internationale Building in Makati City. Ritual prides itself as a plastic bag free sustainable general store that offers products that range from food products, to soaps, to deodorizers, and more! Their products are Filipino grown and made.

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2. Humble Market

  • The Humble Market is all about marrying holistic wellness and sustainable lifestyle together. They have a goal to strengthen awareness and access to affordable products to reduce waste and other materials that are harmful to the environment. Their products range from reusable straws, reusable cotton pads, organic soaps, shampoo bars, and so on! You can find them at YDG Coffee, Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

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3. Got Heart Shop

  • Got Heart Shop is a one-stop shop for all-natural, organic, and local food and non-food products. Their products are acquired through their partnerships with Indigenous People communities and small business partners. They also have the Got Heart Foundation that helps communities with their grassroots enterprises to flourish. They can be found along Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

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4. Cleopatra’s Secret

  • Inspired by the legendary beauty of Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, Cleopatra’s Secret is a natural skin care store that provides customers with fresh and handmade skin care products made with organic premium ingredients. Their products range from facial washes, to organic soaps, to body oil, to face masks, to moisturizers, and more!  Their all-natural skincare products use non-aggressive and non-toxic components, making them ideal for sensitive skin. Their shop can be found at A. Santos st. Bayani Rd., Afpovai Phase 5, Taguig.

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5. Paralúman

  • Paralúman offers a plethora of locally handmade products that are sourced from different parts of the Philippines. They offer products such as stainless straws, wooden dinnerware, bamboo products, organic soaps and shampoos, and so on! They pride themselves for their role in supporting small business owners, senior citizens, single parents, local farmers, and local artisans. Their shop can be found at 63 Maginhawa St., Quezon City.

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6. ECHOstore

  • ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle is a one-stop shop for everything you need to help you start your way to living a sustainable lifestyle. ECHOstore provides green, fair trade products that have been sourced from marginalized community groups from around the country. They offer clothes, home essentials, pet care, stationery and supplies, and more! They also have ECHOmarket which provides fresh organic produce and prepared food grown by local farmers and producers. ECHOstore has shops in Podium Mall,  a full café and market in Centris Quezon City, Salcedo Village, Makati,  Cebu City, Davao City, and Cagayan de Oro City.