By now, most of us are familiar with our country’s eco-friendly target to minimise the use of single-use plastics and even plastic straws nationwide. It was a necessary step in the right direction, but you can do more by doing your regular shopping routine at one of these Top 10 Zero-Waste Stores in KL & Selangor.
1) Seedy Zero Waste Store
Located at Kota Kemuning, Seedy Zero Waste Store stocked a huge variety of organic and healthy foods such as beans, grains, unsweetened dried fruits, seeds and nuts. You can also find everyday household products, namely soap bars, bamboo toothbrushes and lunch boxes. Expect reasonable prices and friendly services, and keep in mind the shop does not provide plastic packaging since they adopt “bring your own container” policy.
2) NUDE The Zero Waste Store
Just like the name of their shop, this minimalist PJ-based NUDE The Zero Waste Store is entirely package-free regardless of their foods and other daily items. That means do remember to bring your own bottle or container and purchase them in bulk — all in a reasonable price. Here, they sell everything from dry & wet foods to household liquids, personal care and even pet foods (for cats & dogs).
3) Zero Waste Earth Store
Zero Waste Earth Store is the brainchild of Dr Janira Kumari and Jaclynnd Wong, offering all kinds of daily grocery items at affordable prices. This includes the likes of biscuits, spices, beauty & personal care products, household liquids, reusable containers and healthy snacks. You can locate their shop at No 15-GF, Jalan Setia Perdana BA in Shah Alam.
4) A Bit Less Bulk Store
Founded in 2018, this Kepong Baru-based A Bit Less Bulk Store aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics. If you plan to shop here, remember to bring your own container or tub to refill organic food products like nuts, grains, snacks and sauces. You can even find everyday household goods like lunchboxes, bamboo straws & toothbrushes, silicone bags and collapsible silicone bowls. Other than selling eco-friendly and sustainable items, they also conduct various workshops such as learning how to weave a simple basket or making your own natural herbal soap.
5) The Mineraw
The Mineraw specialises in natural skincare and beauty products — all of which are made using vegan- and vegetarian-friendly raw ingredients and packaged in reusable containers. They are also handcrafted in small batches and has no harmful chemicals such as parabens, fragrances and sulfates whatsoever. Best of all, their products are not animal-tested and safe to use for all types of skins. Some of their bestselling items include the multi-purpose Honey Glow scrub and the dry powder-based Refresh facial cleanser. You can shop their item(s) online or look for their nearest stockists throughout the Klang Valley areas.
6) The Hive- Bulk Foods
With over 300 bulk whole foods to choose from, you will be spoilt for choices when you shop at The Hive. Also known as the country’s first zero-waste store, they stocked an extensive range of locally-sourced food products such as nuts, seeds, grains, cereals, seasonings and noodles. Apart from their main store in Bangsar, you can also locate them at several branches such as Intermark Mark in Ampang and SS2 in PJ.
7) BYOB Green Concepts
BYOB, which is short for “bring your own bottle”, focuses on promoting the 3R concepts including Reuse, Recycle and Reduce. If you are looking to shop here, simply bring your own (hence the objective of their shop’s name) to refill daily household items such as laundry detergent, softener, floor cleaner and dishwashing liquid. You can also find various car care products, namely wax polish, concentrated tyre shine as well as wash & wax car shampoo. BYOB has several outlets across West and East Malaysia regions.
8) Frangipani Bulk
Frangipani Bulk prides itself in offering 100% biodegradable products, which are all handmade using only natural and organic ingredients. Some of the items you can find at Frangipani Bulk include zero waste kits (e.g. bamboo/stainless steel straw sets), organic cotton pouches, cotton facial rounds and organic bees wrap. You can choose to shop their items online or visit Frangipani Bulk’s physical store at The LINC KL in Jalan Tun Razak.
9) The Kinder Soap Company
True to its name, Kinder Soaps specialises in palm-free handmade soaps that utilise only natural ingredients. That means you won’t find any harmful trace of chemicals that might irritate your skin such as preservatives, parabens and synthetic fragrances. Other than soaps, you can find other items such as natural loofah sponges, moisturisers and 100% pure & undistilled essential oils. And if you are not sure whether the soap is right for you, Kinder Soaps offer free samples right to your doorstep. All you need to do is sign up for their newsletter and just pay for the shipping fee to claim the 50g travel-sized soap bar.
10) The Little Clothing Shop
At Little, every single piece of fabric and clothing is used with no unnecessary wastage whatsoever. All of their clothing items are handmade using traditional hand-cut scissors and sewing machines. They made various children’s clothing such as dresses, waist shorts, socks and shirts. You can find clothing for adults as well, even though they are currently restricted to women’s tops.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.