Not simply a “trend”, plastic-free living is becoming more popular among Singaporeans due to the heavy cost of single-use plastics on Mother Nature.
This is evident in the zero-waste stores that have been popping up on our island. These stores sell a range of products from organic dry goods sourced from overseas to Castile soaps and lifestyle products to replace single-use-plastics.
Such stores encourage customers to BYOC (bring your own containers) to bulk buy products and purchase only what is needed instead of purchasing in excess which could lead to more wastage!
Providing a simple and seamless process, visitors simply have to bring along their own containers, measure its weight beforehand, fill them up with dry goods that they require, then pay by weight. There are typically friendly and welcoming staff on hand as well to aide in the process too.
Intrigued? Head over to these 9 stores scattered around Singapore to kick start your #ZeroWaste lifestyle!
Photo Credit: UnPackt
Making waves with its opening in May of 2018, UnPackt is known as the very first zero-waste store in Singapore. Although its location is rather inaccessible to those who don’t own a car, UnPackt’s initiative has sparked more awareness and interest in a zero-waste lifestyle on our island state.
UnPackt places a heavy emphasis on the reduction of waste as we go about our daily lives; this, in particular, applying to the convenience of single-use plastic packaging that is provided when shopping for groceries and our daily necessities.
Offering customers an array of organic and non-organic dry food items sourced from around the globe, UnPackt has groceries such as pasta, grains, nuts, herbs, spices, salt, sugar, coffee beans and even biscuits!
6 Jln Kuras,
Tel: +65 8518 0372
Tue to Sun: 10am – 8pm
(Closed on Monday)
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang/Ang Mo Kio
Photo Credit: Two Sisters Pantry
#2 TWO SISTERS PANTRY
Located in the East side of Singapore, Two Sisters Pantry is conceptualised as a shop selling natural organic products for a healthy lifestyle rather than a zero-waste store.
The store is run by friendly store owners who are happy to make recommendations and share their vast knowledge if you are new to purchasing organic products. Two Sisters Pantry also has an impressive collection of dispensers filled with a colourful selection of high-quality dry goods that are mostly sourced from Australia!
If you live in the East, do make a trip down to the organic store to check out the plethora of products they have.
50 East Coast Road
#01-45 Roxy Square
Tel: +65 8407 9171
Mon to Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Eunos/Dakota
Photo Credit: Reprovisions
The storeowners envisioned the creation of Reprovisions out of love for food, which then led to a passion for an eco-friendly lifestyle after observing how detrimental single-use plastic is for our planet.
Encouraging customers to take small steps into a sustainable lifestyle, Reprovisions urges visitors to refill instead of purchasing a brand new item.
In addition to a plethora of groceries and superfoods, the store also offers eco-lifestyle products such as Reusable Facial Pads, Silicone Collapsible Cups and even Recycled Paper Rainbow Pencils!
63 Jurong West Central 3
#03-32/33, Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 8768 2023
Mon to Thu: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Fri to Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Boon Lay
Photo Credit: The Green Collective SG
#4 THE GREEN COLLECTIVE SG
Showcasing over 25 homegrown eco brands in Singapore, The Green Collective has an expansive selection of eco, socially conscious and sustainable products on display; from bamboo straws to handmade soaps and even jewellery, there is something you will be bound to be fascinated by!
The Green Collective also offers workshops regularly to raise awareness of an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. Participate in any of their workshops to learn how to start on your zero-waste lifestyle; these include learning how to make your own soap, DIY lip balms, as well as how to start composting, plant swapping and upcycling!
KINEX Mall #01-36-41
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Daily: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
Photo Credit: The Zero Ways Pte Ltd
#5 THE ZERO WAYS PTE LTD
The Zero Ways Pte Ltd looks to four necessary survival factors, including food, homeware, well-being and clothing, in order to supply holistic zero-waste lifestyle solutions that everyone can use.
Describing themselves as an “eco-social business enterprise”, the lifestyle store looks to tip the imbalance of our society by working with communities to support fair trade. Visitors can look forward to browsing the store’s organic dry goods, lifestyle products and participate in their various workshops, storytelling for children and talks for adults.
You can find their products stocked at these locations.
Tel: +65 6735 0543
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
National Design Centre
111 Middle Road
Tel: +65 9060 9107
Daily: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Bugis/Bras Basah
Art of Yoga
121 Upper East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9863 9610
Mon to Fri: 6am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Bedok
Photo Credit: Eco.Le
Eco.Le is a one-stop shop for various needs, the store offers a wide diversity of products to fulfil the daily needs of their customers all in one location.
The store is open with a bulk shop, zero-waste goods, rental of cutlery and sewing machine, as well as other services such as other refilling and mending of products as well as a spot for recyclables. Bring your own reusable containers to fill with soy-wax and your choice of scents in the store to create your own scented soy candles!
Truly encouraging a lifestyle of sustainable and zero-waste living, Eco.Le is a one-stop shop to explore if you are looking for inspiration on how to start upcycling items.
Bukit Timah Shopping Center
170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
Tel: +65 8766 5074
Mon, Wed to Fri: 12pm – 8pm
Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 11am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World
Photo Credit: The Social Space
#7 THE SOCIAL SPACE
The Social Space is a contemporary multi-concept store that features a plethora of products and services to encourage customers to involve themselves further into a sustainable lifestyle and socially conscious living.
Purchase your bulk buy goods, browse through their fair-trade lifestyle products and head over for a relaxing meal and a cup of joe at their Tea Bar & Café, consider pampering yourself at their nail salon too, they use non-toxic and cruelty-free products!
333 Kreta Ayer Road
Tel: +65 6655 0221
Mon, Wed to Sat: 9am – 7pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Outram Park/Chinatown
Marina One Residences
5 Straits View
#01-03, Garden Tower
Tel: +65 9099 4181
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Downtown/Marina Bay
Photo Credit: Scoop Wholefoods Singapore
#8 SCOOP WHOLEFOODS
Situated in centralised Tanglin Mall, Scoop Wholefoods offers an expansive variety of raw, organic and natural wholefoods at wallet-friendly prices. They also try their best to use as little packaging and chemicals as possible through their shop operations, this is done with the future and well-being of our planet in mind.
Sourcing their products mainly from certified Australian and New Zealand suppliers, this store promises that their products are obtained through ethical and sustainable sources.
From dry goods to sweet treats such as chocolates and even freshly-made nut butters, Scoop Wholefoods is the largest organic and bulk natural wholefoods store in Asia. If you’re looking for a natural bulk buy goods store within the city, Scoop Wholefoods is not one to miss out on.
#02-17/18, 163 Tanglin Rd
Tel: +65 6235 2739
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Photo Credit: The Source Bulk Foods Singapore
#9 THE SOURCE BULK FOODS SINGAPORE
Originating from Australia, this bulk foods store encourages a lifestyle that is more conscious of consumption, whether in our eating of food or throwing away of waste. The Source Bulk Foods Singapore is opening their store in Singapore soon at Cluny Court!
From embracing healthier eating with more wholesome ingredients to raising awareness of living a zero-waste lifestyle, we cannot wait for this bulk buy store to open its doors and explore the many nourishing goods they sell.
501 Bukit Timah Rd
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens