Sustainability and “zero-waste” are not just fads—and they are here to stay.
People are finally catching up with what scientists told us years ago: Living the way we do now accustomed to single-use plastics will lead the planet to ruin. And now, the sustainable mindset is gaining traction as more and more stores are opening across the country.
While an environmentally conscious lifestyle starts at home, it’s the businesses and organizations that make a huge impact on how we live our lives if they adopt the same environment-friendly thinking. With that, here are 10 local zero-waste stores where you can buy zero-waste products in bulk:
1. Being Eco
Planning to go on a keto diet? This Baguio-based store can help you out. Being Eco also sells a number of organic food products such as loose leaf and blooming tea, aside from its numerous household and self-care alternatives.
Located at 2F, Stall 4, SB Building, Session Road, Baguio City
2. Roots Collective
Roots Collective has been growing in popularity for a couple of years now, first for its innovative co-working concept and now for its zero-waste focused business mindset. Their dry goods shelves are chock-full of superfoods perfect for health buffs.
Unit 106, FBR Arcade, 317 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
3. Got Heart Shop
Under the Got Heart Foundation that also handles Earth Kitchen, Got Heart Shop offers carefully curated products that support indigenous communities and small business partners.
Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Ave., White Plains, Quezon City
4. Humble Market
Their food products range from adlai and almonds to goji berries and Himalayan pink salt. Humble Market also offers a “21-day plant-based reset” in partnership with registered dietitian Amanda Barnes in which customers can sign up to a three-week meal plan to detoxify and cleanse the body.
YDG Coffee, Mandala Park, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong
An advocate of plastic-free shopping, Ritual is also a big supporter of local products, with their food and drinks section selling everything from balucucha from Ilocos Sur, mascobado sugar from Antique, yahores from Negros Oriental, kalumata from Isabela, and more.
2F, Languages International Bldg., 926 Arnaiz Ave., Makati
This zero-waste store in the South sells sustainable kitchen product alternatives such as beeswax wraps in place of cling wraps, and foil and bamboo fiber plates in lieu of plastic plates.
Pop Culture, 2F, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
While their sustainable efforts are admirable, it may be Sierreza’s commitment to supporting Filipino farmers that deserves the most applause. One must-try on their shelves is the homemade granola mix that consists of bananas, coconuts, peanuts, and cacao nibs straight from katutubo farmers.
Agapita Road, Los Baños, Laguna
8. Wala Usik
One of the first zero-waste stores opening its doors in Bacolod City, this cafe and store in Negros Island was recently recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for its environmental advocacy. Fun fact: “wala usik” means “no wastage” in Hiligaynon.
Door 6, Teresa Bldg., Mandalagan, Bacolod City
9. Happy Earth Store
Sustainable Cagayan de Oro citizens, grab your herbs and spices (using your own containers) at Happy Earth Store where they sell nutmeg, five spice, clove, ginger powder, atsuete, curry leaves, and garam masala. Happy Earth Store also has a number of homemade, healthy recipes in store such as overnight oats, unsweetened Greek yogurt, and Nay Sanlyn’s mango float.
Lane 101, Masterson Ave., Cagayan de Oro
10. Croft Bulk Foods
This “eco-ethical” store puts plastic reduction at the heart of its mission, bringing conscious consumption all the way to Mindanao. The people behind Croft Bulk Foods are the same minds behind The Vegan Dinosaur in Davao City.
Unit 6, Paseo Uno Bldg., Ruby St., Marfori Heights, Davao City