Most countries around the world have been hit with the effects of plastic usage and many are finding ways to encourage people and businesses to go for eco-friendly goods as well as embrace zero wastage. With this regard, Singapore has also joined the fight against plastic usage.  Many stores in Singapore are going green as zero waste stores. These stores try to conserve the environment through having package free motto by encouraging their customers to bring their packaging or containers for a refill.

Check out the lists of the best zero waste stores in Singapore.

1. Neis Haus

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Neis Haus is a family business that was set up in 2014 and offers eco-friendly, sustainable, and toxin-free products. The company is passionate about environment-friendliness and this is the main reason for its existence. Here, you will find safe products as well as better alternatives to plastics and other nasties. Their prices are amazing as well

Other than selling these products, Neis Haus prides itself in being the exclusive distributor for dental lace, keep leaf, MiEco, Apiwraps, Loofah-Art, and environmental toothbrushes in Singapore. The good thing about shopping at Neis Haus is that their products are all eco-friendly. Some of the products the company sells include bamboo hairbrushes, toothbrushes and toothbrush holders, refillable dental floss, and re-usable and eco-friendly kitchen products such as reusable food storage bags, eco-friendly straws, silicone cup lid, and many more. You can check out their websites to see more of their offers and be part of environmental conservation.

Highlights:

  • Ecofriendly products
  • Toxin-free products
  • Reusable home products
Contact Details[email protected]
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2. The Eco Gem

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For jewel lovers, The Eco Gem should be your number one to-go-to store in case you are looking for a zero waste jewellery store in Singapore. It was pioneered by 5 polytechnic students whose main aim was to turn recyclables into beautiful yet sustainable jewellery. They achieve this through upcycling which involves the use of simple tools, scraps of material, and a little bit of creativity. The store aims to provide upcycled jewellery at an affordable price as well as promote environmental sustainability through zero waste.

The store similarly adds zero waste in their packaging policy. They use reusable packaging materials for mailing such as Polymailers, bubble wraps, and unwanted tapes. The Eco Gem is also part Zero Waste Packaging Initiative, an initiative that promotes zero waste in businesses.

Highlights:

  • Handcrafted elegant and sustainable accessories
  • Ecofriendly packaging materials
  • Upcycled accessories from recyclable materials
AddressOnline
Contact Details+65 9130 9510 | [email protected]
Operating Hours9 AM to 6 PM (only apply to email replies and IG DMs)
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3. The Social Space

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The Social Space is where you will find a multi-concept store featuring a nail salon, Tea Bar & Café, and a fair trade retail area, all advocating for wastage minimization. At the store, you can save money while you engage in environmental conservation by refilling your empty bottles of soap, dishwashing liquid, and shampoo.

 At their Tea Bar & Café, you will be served in handmade mugs instead of plastics. You will also find accessories made from Fugeelah that utilizes recycled materials. Instead of using tea bags, Tea Bar & Café only uses hand-plucked and hand-rolled loose leaf teas. There are many zero waste products offered at The Social Space including bamboo products (such as straws and thermal flask), straw holders, and vegan dental floss bottle refill. Pop at The Social Space to experience these and much more as you learn a thing or two on zero wastage.

Highlights:

  • Features a fair trade retail area
  • Provides varied kill sets to individuals
  • Offers eco-friendly and socially-conscious products
Address01-14, 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 080333 | #01-03 (Garden Tower), Marina One Residences, 5 Straits View, Singapore 080333
Contact Details+65 6655 0221 | [email protected]
Operating HoursKreta Ayer, 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM (closed Tuesday) | Marina One, 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM (closed Mon & Tue)
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4. Eco.Le

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In your search for eco-friendly or zero waste stores in Singapore, Eco.Le will never miss the list. The company is known for its advocacy on a zero-waste lifestyle. At their store, you will find various products such as candles, shampoo, spice, grains, cereals, nuts, snacks, tea/coffee, condiments, noodles, and essential oils.

There are many different ways that the company uses as a way of achieving zero waste. The first way is through the bulk shop. The company achieves this by offering groceries without packages and refill. You’ll be advised to bring your container or purchase and pick up the free cleaned reusable that will meet your needs. The second way is the store offers zero waste goods such as reusable straws, lunch boxes, eco-toiletries, and so much more products. Are you in need of renting cutlery or a sewing machine, then this is the right place for you! The last way that Eco.Le engages in zero waste is through their candle refill where you can choose from their wide variety of scents from the different essential oils available in the store.  Eco.Le is certainly among the best zero-waste store in Singapore.

Highlights:

  • Provides zero waste lifestyle essentials
  • Offers rental services for cutlery and sewing machine
  • Offers general groceries and containers for refill
Address03-56, Bukit Timah Shopping Center, 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588179
Contact Details+65 8766 5074 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon, Wed – Fri, 12.00PM – 8.00PM | Sat, 11.00 AM – 8.00 PM | Sun, 11.00 AM-6.30 PM
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5. The Castile Soap Shop

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The Castle Soap Shop is a Singapore store that uses zero waste and eco-friendly practices in more than one way. If you were looking for an eco-friendly shop that sells soap in Singapore, you might want to pay for this store or opt for one of their many authorized dealers in Singapore.

The products from The Castle Soap Shop are free from harmful chemicals since they are made from vegetable or plant oils. The good thing about their range of soaps is that they are made for multipurpose use. You have to bring your container for a refill. You’ll find many refill products such as soaps, essential oils, moisturizers, diffusers, and pet shampoos. If you do not like making moves to the store, you can expect their mobile refill stations which drive to homes on the first Saturday of each month although earlier booking is required. Now you know zero-waste stores to get your liquid soap, essential oils, moisturizers, diffusers, and dog shampoo in Singapore.

Highlights:

  • Offers readily available and biodegradable products
  • Promotes the use of sustainable Castile soaps
  • Offers natural and all-purpose soaps
Address69, Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub, 06-32 Singapore, Singapore 408731
Contact Details+65 9771 0291 | [email protected]
Operating HoursTue – SUn, 11.00AM -7.00PM
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6. Unpackt

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Unpackt is the first store in Singapore of its kind that sells zero-waste items. There are many items sold in this store and they all observe zero waste. You’ll find olive oil, organic pasta, assorted nuts, herbs, sugars, and spices among many more. You need to bring your containers or you can buy reusable tins from the store. There is no limit to the minimum amount that you need to fill up, simply take what you need, weigh and pay at the counter.

The store also has a Green Kulture refill station where you can refill natural soaps for cleaning the floor and dishes. The other advantage of this store is that it has regular workshops that teach people how to make their beauty products like lotion and lip balm.

Highlights:

  • Offers package-free bulk food
  • Provide daily necessities needed for a zero-waste lifestyle
  • Offers eco-friendly packages for corporates
Address6 Jalan Kuras Singapore 577724
Contact Details+65 8399 3552 | [email protected]
Operating HoursTue – Sun, 10.00AM – 7.00PM
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7. Thryft

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If you are a book fan in Singapore and you’re wondering which is the best store to get a book and be part of zero waste, Thryft is there for you. Many people buy books to end up reading only once. As a result, they end up pilling books in their houses or even throwing them away. This is where Thryft comes in. The store believes in promoting the reading culture while elongating the lifespan of the books by giving second-hand books a chance to be read and loved. In the process, the store encourages people to purchase second-hand books instead of brand new books that you will only read once or twice and pile them up in your house. This way, you can participate in the zero-waste promotion alongside the store.

At Thryft, you are assured to get books that are in good condition and you can also donate or trade-in your book as well. The books that do not pass the store’s quality checks are either donated to non-profit organizations or reprocessed through its recycling partners making sure that no book goes to waste in the process. It’s also important to mention that the store practice plastic-free packaging and also donates part of its profits.

Highlights:

  • Offers an extension of books shelf life thus creating a sustainable reading culture
  • Provides trade-in for books and donations
  • Recycles old books responsibly
Address11 Sims Drive, #04-01, Singapore 387385
Contact Details+65 9483 4017 | [email protected]
Operating HoursOpen always
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8. The Source Bulk Foods

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From the moment you step into The Source Bulk Foods store, you will be amazed at how the store promotes an environmental-friendly lifestyle through zero waste. The store has their foods in reusable containers such as glass containers. It advocates for bulk shopping since they believe that such buying will reduce wastage of packaging materials. You will meet aisles brimming with bulk healthy snacks, whole foods, and organic goodies where you can choose from and in turn doing away with packaging in the process.

The store encourages their customers to buy in bulk as well as bring their recycled containers instead of using plastic bags. You can also opt to buy reusable bags and containers. At The Source Bulk Foods. You can buy as much or as little as you need in bulk, therefore, reducing waste of both food and packaging. The store also donates part of its profit to support sea shepherd. Join them by purchasing in their store and be part of the zero waste movement in Singapore.

Highlights:

  • Provides health conscious bulk foods for consumption
  • Promotes zero waste with their eco-friendly packages
  • Offers shipping services
Address#B1-142/143, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore, 237994 | #01- 05A, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Contact Details+65 88945461 | +65 6974 0943 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon – Sun, 10.00AM – 10.00PM
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9. Vom FASS

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If you are a wine enthusiast, this is the store for you. Vom FASS offers a variety of products such as artisan oils, vinegar, spirits, liqueurs, and other non-alcoholic specialities. What makes this store unique is that it orders its products right from their fields making them high premium quality. Whether you are looking to purchase liqueurs, artisan oils, vinegar, spirits, or other non-alcoholic specialities, you will delight in the freshness of each of them. The best part is that all the above are directly from the cask.

You can reuse and refill your Vom FASS bottles at any of their stores. There are a variety of options for you to choose from, which makes the store a perfect place to shop. If you don’t have a bottle with you, you can opt to buy one of their recycled bottles. At Vom FASS, you will be able to look, taste and enjoy all the above-mentioned. Join the store in the zero waste drive by bringing your bottle for a refill.

Highlights:

  • Offers superb eco-friendly products
  • Designs sustainable concepts for the environment
  • Offers exclusive drinks and liqueurs
Address2 Orchard Turn, #04-25 Singapore 238801 | 3 Gateway Dr #04-41 Westgate Singapore 608532
Contact Details+65 6509 8409 | +65 8836 1847
Operating HoursDaily, 10.30 AM-10 PM (ION Orchard outlet), Daily, 10 AM-10 PM (Westgate outlet)
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10. Bamboo Straws Worldwide

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Bamboo Straws Worldwide’s mission is to refuse, reduce, rethink; and they have truly lived to their expectations. What started as a one-product store ‘the bamboo straw’ has grown to have many amazing eco-friendly products such as utensils, pens, and coaters all made from bamboo. Despite this being an online store, you are assured of zero waste practice.

Bamboo Straws Worldwide packages its products in an eco-friendly way. Besides, they pack their products safely to minimize damage and in the process avoid the product’s waste. The second way of waste reduction is through using reusable bubble wrap in packaging fragile products. Non-fragile products are packaged without unnecessary padding or wrapping. You will never come across plastic wrapping at the Bamboo Straws Worldwide. Some of the ways the company delivers its products include upcycled rice bags, recycled boxes, re-usable bubble wraps, and many more.

Highlights:

  • Eco-friendly packages
  • Offers zero waste lifestyle products
  • Produces practical handmade products
AddressFunan Mall, #02-18, 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179105
Contact Details+65 96555836 (WhatsApp only) | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon – Sun, 10.00AM – 7.00PM
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Now that you know the stores that embrace zero waste in Singapore, how about you join the movement to make mother earth a better place. These stores cannot solely win the fight against the use of plastics and fight towards a sustainable environment, but when more people come together then more will be achieved. Change starts with each one of us, therefore, let’s work together to achieve this. Shopping with zero-waste stores above is one step towards achieving this and I hope you’ll visit soon.