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Where to Buy Zero-Waste Home Essentials

These stores can help you lessen the plastic waste at home

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Photography: Humble Market on Facebook | @projectr.ph on Instagram (Main Photos)

Though making changes like bringing your shopping bag in the grocery, opting for tumblers, and using metal straws are huge steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle, these only solve small issues in plastic usage. We can't ignore the fact that a big amount of plastic use is in the products we buy for the home like cleaning detergents and personal care items. If we really want to make the switch to a zero-waste lifestyle, we should commit to reducing plastic in our homes as well. You might be wondering where you can get home products sans plastic packaging. We list down some of the retail brands that provide plastic-free alternatives for some of the essentials we use:

Ritual

Ritual is an establishment known to the Makati community for years because of the organic and locally made goods they offer. These days, they’re becoming more popular throughout Metro Manila because they now provide home products without the packaging. 

Here, you can buy laundry bar soap, cleaning agents such as borax, laundry detergent, refillable dish soap, and hand soap in bulk. Just don't forget to bring your own containers.

READ: This Makati Store Will Inspire You To Live A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Ritual is located at Jackson Building, 926 Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo Village, Makati City. Follow them on Instagram: @ritual or visit www.ritual.ph.

Messy Bessy

Messy Bessy is a popular brand for all-natural products such as cleaners and personal care goods. They recently opened a refilling station in Power Plant Mall in Makati where you can get some of their most popular cleaners. 

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Bring your own containers and fill up on their dish cleaner, room spray, and disinfectant spray. 

READ: All-Natural Cleaning Brand Opens Refill Station in Makati

Visit the Messy Bessy Refill Station at 3/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. You can also follow them on Instagram: @hellomessybessy or visit www.messybessy.com.

Humble Market

A new store in Mandaluyong, Humble Market offers a variety of home products, all package-free.

Not only can you find personal care items like bamboo toothbrushes, safety razors, and essentials from Zero Basics, you can also buy a lot of food items such as rice, pasta, oatmeal, and nuts, among others. Although the booth is still small, they plan on growing to full shop hopefully very soon.

Visit Humble Market, YDG Coffee at Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Follow them on Instagram: @humblemarketph and Facebook: humble market.

Project R

Although they don’t have a physical store, this brand is worth mentioning because they provide zero-waste hopefuls packaging options for groceries and other goods. 

They sell produce bags in a variety of sizes that allow you to shop for veggies, fruits, and dried goods without having to use plastic. They also have beeswax wraps to replace wasteful cling wrap and reusable sandwich bags.

Follow Project R on Instagram: @projectr.ph.

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