Zero Waste: Where to shop

The Zero Waste life doesn’t happen overnight. It could start with you just swapping out one frequently used plastic product, like a straw, with an eco-friendly substitute. Even the best Zero Waste advocates say it takes time to get into gear, but it also helps to remember three fast rules: be prepared for when you may need an alternative to avoid waste (which means packing for the occasion), stay mindful of your actions, and start small.

Read also: How to build the ultimate traveller’s Zero Waste kit

There are many websites and addresses across the globe that sell plastic-free, sustainable or organic products for Zero Waste lifestyles. Here are some of our favourites.

#1 The Hive Bulk Foods

What they have: Bulk food, toiletries, skincare, household products

Where to buy: Online (ships to Malaysia and Singapore) and at 92A, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm

#2 Frangipani

What they have: Bodycare, toiletries, eating and drinking utensils

Where to buy: Online (ships to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan/Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia)

#3 The Zero Waste Shop

What they have: Bulk food, toiletries, handmade soaps

Where to buy: 101 High Street, Devon TQ9 5PF, United Kingdom

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, opens at 9am, closing times differ

#4 Meow Meow Tweet

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Our Juniper Carrot Seed Face Oil is one of the unsung heroes of our line. Made with skin nourishing and non-greasy oils, it’s perfect for oily and blemish prone skin. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, protective and balancing, it reduces the size of pores and helps clear up blackheads and acne. If you’re new to facial oils, make sure your skin is damp from your favorite toner (eh-hem) and massage a couple drops to cover the face and neck. . . . πŸ“Έ @andbibi πŸ’“ #faceoil #selfcare #juniper #patchouli #jojobaoil #moisturizer #mmtface #veganbeauty #cleanbeauty #vegan #skincare #organic #organicskincare #natural #naturalbeauty #fairtrade #palmfree #crueltyfree #wellness #greenbeauty #naturalskincare #organicbeauty

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What they have: Vegan skincare

Where to buy: Online (ships to US and Canada) and various retailers worldwide

#5 Touch The Toes

What they have: Eco-friendly yoga apparel and yoga gear

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide)

#6 Zero Waste Store

Zero waste store Australia

What they have: Toiletries, stationery, gardening tools, kitchenware

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide from Australia)

#7 Georganics

What they have: Oral care products

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide from the United Kingdom)

#8 Live Zero Bulk Foods

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🌟 NEW IN: Raw Matcha Pudding and Cacao Vanilla Chia Pudding 🌟 We are OBSESSED with these delicious (and healthy!) sweet treats new in from @foodcraft_hk 🀀 Both puddings are dairy free, soy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo friendly πŸ™ŒπŸΌ They are also packed with superfoods and healthy fats, so you can satisfy your sugar cravings AND help your gut too #doublewin #lowGI πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ The matcha pudding makes a super pre-workout treat, as the matcha will give you a lasting energy kick (it’s also packed with antioxidants!) πŸ’ͺ🏼 🍫 The cacao pudding tastes just like chocolate mousse but without the guilt πŸ˜‰ The chia seeds are full of omega 3 fatty acids which will keep you feeling full for longer (but honestly we’re still always tempted to have MORE 😬) As usual, you can return your jars to us so that they can be refilled #circularsystem πŸ’š Make sure you stock up quick before we’ve eaten them all! πŸ˜…

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What they have: Bulk food, body care, eating and drinking utensils, paint

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide) and at 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 8pm; Sundays 11am to 6pm

#9 Package Free Shop

What they have: Stationery, toiletries, skincare, homeware, kitchenware, feminine care products

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide) and at 137 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249, United States

Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 7pm

#10 One Planet Zero

What they have: Toiletries, kitchenware, utensils, feminine care products, sunglasses

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide)

#11 UnPackt

Unpackt Singapore

What they have: Bulk food

Where to buy: 6 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577724

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 8pm

#12 Plastic-Free HK

What they have: Toiletries, skincare, homeware, eating and drinking utensils

Where to buy: Online (ships to Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Macau)

#13 Brush with Bamboo

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Tis the season to start thinking about #gifts and #stockingstuffers!! What better gift to give than the gift of sustainability! πŸ™ŒπŸŒΏπŸŒŽ . . . from @lovely_good_and_green – My secret plan to get folks to live a little greener is to gift a little greener in the hopes they like the switch! Starting with a stocking stuffer – a toothbrush to balance out all of the sweets. β€’ β€’ #giftgreen #gogreen #brushwithbamboo #buybetter #buysmart #ecofriendly #sustainable #makelesstrash #dontbetrashy #makeamericabeautifulagain #discountcode #greendeal #bamboo #plantbased #smile #yayforearth #lovelygoodgreener #igdc #mindfulliving #seekthesimplicity #stockingstuffers #tistheseason

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What they have: Organic bamboo toothbrushes

Where to buy: Online (ships worldwide from the United States)

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Andrea Tim

Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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