Sustainable Shopping: Six Zero-Waste Stores For Your Next Grocery Run
25 Jul 2019
Life in plastic ain’t so fantastic. Recently, zero-waste stores are becoming more common here in the city and rightfully so. It’s not like we can shop somewhere else, right? In honour of Plastic Free July and to celebrate months’ end, here’s where you can shop till you drop in bulk and packaging-free.
Surprise, surprise (not!), topping the list is none other than Live Zero itself. Pioneering the zero waste shopping in the city, it’s become the go-to if you’re on the hunt for reusable and biodegradable packaging. From home goods to body care and everything in between, it’s got everything that you’ll ever need.
Live Zero Bulk Foods, G/F 20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 9433 3394; Live Zero Bulk Foods, G/F 5 Tak Lung Back Street, Sai Kung, 2567 6696; Live Zero Bulk Beauty, G/F 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 9433 3394, www.livezero.hk
Founded by Lisa O’dell out of the desire to live a sustainable lifestyle and help others do so. Inspired by minimalism, rest assured that the products at Plastic-Free HK products are nor just effective but aesthetically pleasing too. Going biodegradable doesn’t have to be boring anymore.
PlasticFree HK, available online, www.plasticfreehk.com
No!W No Waste
With Hong Kong’s busy lifestyle, it can be challenging to find the time for something as simple as shopping let alone zero-waste. Fortunately, Bea Johnston gave birth to No!W (No Waste), a one-stop-online-shop for all your daily needs. Helping the planet made easy right at the comfort of your own home, so save us the excuses people!
No!W No Waste, available online here, www.now-nowaste.com
We’re over the moon as Edgar moves from K11 to Wan Chai’s Moon Street. Straight outta Europe, it landed in the East back in 2016 and has grown to one of the most distinctive zero-waste stores in town. The displays may be relatively small but it houses a wide array of home and body care products (and food!) that are all-natural, organic and fair trade. Its welcoming exterior is hard to miss so make sure to stop by.
Edgar, 5 Moon Street, Starstreet Precinct, Wan Chai, 3484 2088, www.edgar.hk
If you’re away from the city, you don’t have to miss out; Seed at Sai Kung’s here to save the day and Mother Earth. Find your daily needs (and wants!) readily available at your disposal. From heaps of containers in all shapes and sizes to all-natural snacks, it’s got it all and more! Seed isn't just a lifestyle, it's saving the planet.
WOM Tip: Bring your own container when out shopping (eco-friendly bags & jars also available)
Seed, 29 Yee Kuk Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 5703 2223, www.facebook.com/weareseedhongkong/
Slowood Hong Kong
With the city’s hustle and bustle, it’s already too fast-paced for its own good. Taking it slow has never been so essential. At Slowood, it offers sustainable alternatives that embrace the notion of simplicity. Each item is one-of-a-kind and carefully handpicked from all over the globe, so expect nothing but the best of the best.
Slowood Hong Kong, Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2818 0203, www.slowood.hk