9 Eco-Friendly Stores for Zero-Waste Shopping in Singapore
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9 Eco-Friendly Stores to Visit for Zero-Waste Shopping in Singapore

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As temperatures continue to rise and climate change becomes more apparent, many are inspired to make small yet impactful changes in their daily lives to help the planet. When it comes to shopping, consumers are drawn to sustainable and zero-waste stores where they can buy household essentials, personal care products, and food items. These shops prioritize eco-friendly practices, encourage conscious consumption, and advocate for sustainable living.

In Singapore, sustainable and zero-waste shops are gaining traction to help raise environmental awareness and support local businesses. Aside from empowering individuals to make environmentally conscious choices, these businesses also help build a more sustainable society.

Do you want to make a positive impact on the environment in your own little way? Find eco-friendly products and reduce your carbon footprint when you shop at the sustainable stores below:

The Green Collective

Singapore’s first and biggest collective of sustainable brands, The Green Collective brings together sustainable brand owners, consumers, and businesses that collaborate with each other to make adopting a sustainable lifestyle easier. From cleaning supplies and home fragrances to snacks and personal care essentials, you’re sure to find an item or two that can help you take small steps toward an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Location: The Green Collective, 02-18, Funan Mall, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore

Unpackt

A homegrown social enterprise offering package-free bulk food, products, and daily necessities, Unpackt has the essentials you need to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Committed to its mission of building a green and mindful Singapore, the zero-waste grocery and lifestyle store, Unpackt has a wide range of products including groceries like pantry essentials and cooking ingredients. Here, you can also shop for items like cutlery, toiletries, and other home must-haves.

Location: Unpackt, 20 Mandai Lake Road, #02-09, Bird Paradise, Singapore

The Sustainability Project

By educating, inspiring action, and doing good, proudly woman-owned business The Sustainability Project (TSP) believes that we can all take small steps toward a better planet. Some of TSP’s best sellers include the collapsible cup, the shampoo bars, the natural deodorant, and the menstrual pads, among others. You can also find items for the kitchen and bathroom like the wood pulp sponge and bamboo toilet rolls.

Aside from the shop, TSP also holds talks on zero-waste lifestyle, recycling, and plastic pollution. They also teach sustainability skills with their range of workshops.

Location: The Sustainability Project, 21 Bukit Batok Cres, #06-78 WCEGA Tower, Singapore

Your Sustainable Store

Constantly on the lookout for practical alternatives that can inspire others to lead an environmentally aware lifestyle, Your Sustainable Store is an e-commerce website that offers affordable sustainable products. Conveniently shop for homecare products online such as tea towels, dishcloths, cleaning tablets, and natural insect repellants. They also have a Beauty and Skincare category where you’ll find shampoo cubes, artisan soap bars, and organic cotton facial pads, among others.

Shop Your Sustainable Store’s products online

Rough Beauty

A bath and body brand, Rough Beauty offers handcrafted soap and bath essentials made with botanicals sourced from around the world. To keep within their commitment to sustainability, the brand practices the 3Rs – reducing, reusing, and recycling. Items are produced in small batches to reduce wastage as well. Some of the best sellers you need to try include the Mari Bar, Mint Rose Soap, and the Saffy Fields Soap. They also sell Scruffy Cleansing Grains, Mint Rose Hand & Body Wash, and Laundry Bars.

Shop Rough Beauty’s products online

UglyFood

With food waste as one of the biggest issues in Singapore, Uglyfood was founded with the goal of eliminating food waste by collecting blemished or excess food products and then selling them at a reduced price. Now back under new management, Uglyfood 2.0 has made changes and improvements. They now offer cold truck delivery, so you get your groceries in the same quality that they left the store. While they mainly offer fruits and vegetables, the grocery hopes to offer more products in the future for a smoother shopping experience.

Shop UglyFood’s products online

The Social Space

Help bring change to the community and the planet at The Social Space, a special place that features a café, a fair-trade retail area, and a nail salon which all promote sustainability awareness and a more conscious living. Aside from the products you can buy here, The Social Space takes change to the next level by offering employment to differently-abled people. Visiting to shop? You can find home and décor items, a refillery for bath, home cleaning, pet care, and laundry essentials, and zero-waste must-haves, among others.

Location: The Social Space, 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, Singapore

My Naked Bar

As its name suggests, My Naked Bar offers soaps “naked” of synthetic ingredients and unnecessary packaging. The shop’s soaps are made using fresh ingredients. Rest easy knowing that ingredients like cucumber, aloe vera, rice, and oat milk are prepared by hand in advance before crafting each bar of soap.

Curious about the packaging? Each soap is packaged in clean milk cartons contributed by the community and upcycled by the brand. Some of the best sellers include Lavender Oatmeal (for soothing eczema skin), Turmeric Sunrise (anti-inflammatory soap for dry, itchy skin), and Cucumber Aloe (deep cleansing soap for acne and combination skin), among others.

Shop My Naked Bar’s products online

BYKURAHOME

Established in 2020, BYKURAHOME is another homegrown sustainable brand that aims to end disposable culture, one habit at a time. Understanding that achieving 100 percent zero-waste is a daunting task, they aim to encourage everyone to take small steps within their means by adopting one habit at a time.

BYKURAHOME’s must-buy products include the Lejos Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box (available in different colors) and the Mojo Silicone Bag, both of which are ideal for storing food. They also offer personal care essentials such as reusable cleansing facial rounds and reusable makeup remover rounds.

Shop ByKuraHome’s products online

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