Zero waste shopping in Hong Kong is getting better and better. Even the best among us humans treat our magical planet quite poorly and harm ourselves in return, financially and health-wise. The more comfortable we are in today’s consumerist society, the more we can afford and/to waste. Hong Kong is no exception to this and, quite the contrary, has a serious waste problem. Just like brushing a rotten tooth can’t save it anymore, we have come to a point when recycling isn’t enough and the problem needs to be tackled on a much deeper level.
We should all make a solemn vow to ourselves, our kids, our planet, and all its inhabitants to try harder. Today, we bring you ten Hong Kong zero waste stores and bulk food shopping options – green pioneers we should all learn and shop from. From Edgar to The Store to Live Zero and other package-free stores in Hong Kong.
Live Zero is Hong Kong's very first zero-waste bulk food store. They are amazing and here to help us achieve a zero-waste lifestyle with a wide range of equally beautiful and cleverly designed products that are either reusable or completely biodegradable. Shop for a bunch of food packaging alternatives, body care products, kitchenware, eco-paint, and various reusables online or at the location below! Read more about the store in our write-up.
Bulk Food Shopping In Sai Ying Pun, 33 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 9433 3394
Bulk Food Shopping In Sai Kung, 5 Tak Lung Back Street, Sai Kung +852 2567 6696
Edgar is a self-proclaimed globe-trotting and environment-loving foodie who transports natural, organic and fair trade products in bulk from like-minded producers from all over Europe. Bring your own container and get yourself some sweet, salty, gluten-free and vegan organic goodies in bulk at their Wanchai location. Their online zero waste shop is also very handy and there are some fabulous options for sustainable storage including lunchbox and bento options.
Lush has been ahead of the curve in creating bath and shower products that are zero waste and eco-friendly. Their Lush Naked shop in Causeway Bay goes one step further by providing package-free alternatives to your favorite cosmetics, shampoo bars and soaps. They also have a groovy “Lush Labs” mobile app, allowing shoppers to scan the products for ingredient information and how-to videos before or after they shop. Sweet!
LUSH Naked Shop, Shop Q, Hong Kong Mansion, 2-10 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, https://hk.lush.com/
Slowood offers eco alternatives for your everyday needs! Every detail coheres to the principles of zero waste, sustainability, and harmony. They're not only providing great food products but also wicked home delights such as beautiful wooden fruit bowls, cutlery, and other beautiful decoration for both mom and dad as well as the kids. Going to Slowood can be a fun day out with the kids while shopping eco-consciously, now in Discovery Bay and Shatin! Be sure to check out their online website with free shipping with purchases over HK$ 500.
Slowood, Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.slowood.hk
This easy-to-use website stocks loads of special diet food shopping options ranging from gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and more, with a focus on zero-waste packaging. Their coconut yogurt has a cult following around Hong Kong. Also unique to their website is their fresh bakery offerings baked goods daily, including - gluten-free bread, organic sourdough, and more. You will want to spend some time on the website as there are a lot of goodies here!
Food Craft, https://foodcraft.hk
Organic We is a small store with a massive mission of making the world a better place through zero waste, vegan and chemical-free products. Their product range is very wide, so check it for yourself on their website. What we really want to point out, though, is the fact that you can buy some of their products without packaging by bringing your own container!
vomFass invites fellow gourmet enthusiasts to "Look, Taste, Enjoy" their superb vinegar collection, fresh oils, select wines, spirits, and liqueurs. They are a big company, yet their sense of responsibility matches their size. The brand is built on a dedication to sustainability and responsibility towards everyone they impact. You can refill your bottles at their store with more of that supreme liquid tastefulness!
Go local at SEED in Sai Kung! Perfectly situated close to the square, SEED is a wonderful brand offering Sai Kung families zero-waste living options. Their adorable store stocks all the basics, including pantry staples to household goods in bulk. Find the perfect eco-cup, stock up on beeswax wraps, and shop for lunchboxes too. This store encourages BYOC (bring your own container) shopping or bring a donation for a used or recycled container in-store.
SEED, 29 Yee Kuk Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, https://www.facebook.com/weareseedhongkong
When everyone is thinking of environment-friendly products such as biodegradable plastic and sustainable toys, Ecoegg has gone one step further by introducing zero-waste, eco-friendly laundry detergents and other cleaning products. This award-winning brand claims to be 100% planet-friendly and has never been tested on animals. Their products do not contain any harsh chemicals and are super safe for newborns, children, and our mother earth. From machine cleaning Detox tablets, dryer eggs to carpet stain remover, they have it all. You want to go green, then go Ecoegg!