5 Zero-waste stores in Manila to help you live sustainably

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Looking to live a more eco-friendly life? Start by switching up your shopping habits.

Minimising our carbon footprint and reducing waste greatly helps the environment and we can all do our part, through small, everyday habits, like the no-plastic policies that are becoming more widely implemented around the country. Looking for items to help you live even more sustainably? Check out these zero waste stores in Manila.

Zero Waste Stores in Manila: 5 Shops that encourage sustainable living

1. Ritual

Founded in 2011, this zero waste grocery store in Makati sells fresh produce while doubling as a coffee shop. Aside from groceries, you can also get toiletries, home cleaning products, and pantry essentials at Ritual, such as coconut sugar, indigenous coffee beans, coarse sea salt, cacao powder, and tablea, as well as fruit and rice wines.

Naturally, they have a strict no-plastic bag policy and a majority of their products are sourced in partnership with local communities to help boost their livelihood.

 

 

 

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2. Got Heart Shop

If you're looking for zero waste stores in Manila that carry fresh produce, recycled accessories, and hygiene products, this is the place to go. Founded by the Got Heart Foundation in 2012, Got Heart shop is located in 69 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City and Earth Kitchen, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Aside from being a zero-waste store, Got Heart shop provides local farmers and marginalised Filipino communities with a venue to grow their businesses.

 

 

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3. Humble Market

The Humble market is a zero-waste, eco-conscious store located in YDG Coffee at Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong city. They carry products that will help you live more sustainably, from metal straws to tumblers and organic soaps to bamboo toothbrushes.

Aside from these eco-friendly items, this shop also carries all-natural locally sourced food products such as quinoa, granola, vegetable oil, and goji berries. Don't forget to bring your own packaging when shopping, though!

 

 

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4. Alpas Pet Accessories

If you're looking for eco-friendly products for your furbabies, check this online store out. They have abaca chew toys and other items made from natural fibres. This social enterprise not only inspires pet owners to live sustainably, they also partner with local communities to elevate their skills and livelihood.

 

 

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5. Rags2Riches

Looking for cute accessories and organisers that will help you live a more clutter and waste-free life? Rags2Riches, whose headquarters are in Diliman, Quezon City, has a wide array of products from handwoven bags to totes, that not only promote eco-friendly shopping and living, but also empower Filipino artisans to showcase their craft.

They also have clever in-store features, like a soap refilling station. You can find more of their products at U.P. Town Center and on Things That Matter PH.

 

 

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Want to live sustainably with less waste? Make it easier by visiting these stores in Metro Manila!

Read also: 15 Ways to effectively reduce food waste