Putting Together a Zero-Waste Kit? These 7 Eco-Friendly Shops Can Help You Build It
If you’re mortified at the number of disposable plastic and other wasteful materials that you use daily, then consider putting together a zero-waste kit through eco-friendly products. It’s a baby step towards sustainable living and will make you feel more inspired to live consciously.
These sustainable shops in Singapore will make it easy for you to make this lifestyle adjustment by providing you with everything you need for your zero-waste kit essentials that are stylish and affordable.
From straws and bags for daily use to reusable cutlery and plastic-free beauty must-haves, they got you covered.
1. The Clean Attempt
The Clean Attempt sells a clever collection of zero-waste goodies that you won’t hesitate to put in your shopping cart. Their products are meticulously chosen or handmade, and the shop constantly reworks their formulas to make sure that their goods are the very best versions you’ll have.
Definitely buy… the super nourishing lotion bar that is made of kueh mould (traditional wooden mould) and encased in a reusable tin container that’s perfect for travel.
Make sure to also grab their tooth powder made from bentonite clay to naturally whiten teeth; microfibre cloth to remove make-up using just water; and the Upstanding Toothbrush, which has got to be one of the most stylish bamboo toothbrushes around.
2. Trove of Gaia
Beauty blogger June Fong forayed into selling sustainable lifestyle essentials, and thus Trove of Gaia was born. Of course, reusable straws are a staple in any shop of this kind, but here you can find one in a pink-coloured glass.
Among the favourite items in the shop include handmade soaps, stainless-steel safety razors (say goodbye to disposable plastic ones), reusable makeup remover pads, and a stainless-steel bento box just like the one in Fong’s pop-up stalls.
Definitely buy… the three-piece reusable cutlery kits to keep your utensils clean and organised. What’s more, they come in pretty pastel colours, too!
3. The Sustainability Project
Eco-friendly store The Sustainability Project is one of those stalk-worthy stores on Instagram and will encourage you to buy more than you should. It’s a trove of lovely and helpful items — colourful felted soaps, monstera-print beeswax wraps by Sustomi, beautiful glass coffee cups by Sol, and reusable fabric ‘Unpaper Towels’ and facial rounds by Marley’s Monsters.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a natural deodorant that works, get your stock of Pong Free here, which comes in plastic-free packaging.
Definitely buy… the Ever Eco stainless steel bento boxes, which come with matching tumblers that are just the perfect size for your juices and iced coffee. In addition, they’re ideal for packing your office meals in these nifty containers.
4. Bamboo Straw Girl
The shop is one of the first to bring reusable bamboo straws to Singapore, and you can now buy this in every length and size you could need. Other items in the shop’s collection include cutlery kits, coconut bowls, bamboo and stainless-steel thermos, and produce bags made out of remnant batik fabric.
Aside from the online store, you can also buy the goods at The Green Collective, which has permanent and pop-up stores that bring together eco-friendly and conscious brands.
Definitely buy… their Crystal Deodorant Stone that effectively prevents body and feet odour. What’s more, it can last for a year or more, depending on usage.
5. The LaLa Lokal
Founder Amy Ang was forced to make a lifestyle shift towards eco-friendly alternatives and toxin-free products after a grave illness in the family, which prompted establishing The LaLa Lokal.
Some of its most popular low-waste beauty products include the natural lip balm in a nifty cardboard tube, and the armpit detox powder, an excellent substitute for aluminium-heavy deodorants. You can also pick up sustainable fashion and accessories while you’re there.
Definitely buy… their Soapberries, which will benefit those looking for a natural, zero-waste alternative to laundry detergent. Also, check out The Swag reusable bags that prolong the freshness of your fruit and vegetables.
6. Your Sustainable Store
Founder Dawn Cheng’s store is a haven for stylish yet affordable goods from an excellent curation of brands worldwide such as No Tox Life, Jangneus, Ever Eco, and Beego Handmade.
Stock up on your supply of reusable produce bags, beeswax wrap, bamboo cutlery, and brushes, and sustainable beauty products.
Definitely buy… their waterproof food bag, which comes in cute and colourful prints. So now, you can pack your lunch in style.
7. The Green Collective
No list of sustainable shops in this category would be complete without The Green Collective. What used to be a simple pop-up at OneKM Mall in Tanjong Katong has expanded to a permanent space along the CBD area at Funan Mall.
There are lots of irresistible goodies to fill up your cart here: cutlery kits, colourful string bags, Castille soaps, bowl covers from Wellness Within, and handmade soaps and shampoo bars by Himmel Blue, to name a few.
Definitely buy… the famous Freedom Cup. For women looking at cutting down or ultimately adopting zero-waste menstrual care, this product should switch from single-use pads and tampons a whole lot easier.
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