Green is the New Black!
Hong Kong might not be well-known for its sustainable way of living, but it’s certainly starting to catch up and is now home to a number of eco-friendly concept stores making it much easier to ditch the plastic and go green!
One of the first to bring unpackaged goods to Hong Kong. Edgar is home to an impressive selection of organic food and fair trade items from nuts, dried fruit and freeze-dried vegetables, as well as a wide variety of eco-friendly, package-free products. Don’t forget your own bags, wraps and containers, as this store is completely packaging free. If you’re a newbie, you can always purchase containers etc in store. Keep an eye out for their pop-up stores across HK, or pay a visit to their spacious Wan Chai store and kick-start your zero-waste lifestyle.
Location: 5 Moon Street, Wan Chai, 3484 2088
As Hong Kong’s first 100% zero waste store, Live Zero stocks a comprehensive range of products perfect for any eco-friendly lifestyle including the ever popular S’well water bottles! We won’t bore you with the list of products on offer as pretty much every item you can think of is available at Live Zero.
Location: G/F, 33 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 9433 3394
Sourcing their products from hundreds of local and international brands to provide a wide variety of eco homeware as well as grocery staples to buy in bulk. Slowood ‘s huge store in Kennedy Town is the new go-to spot for environmentally friendly goods! Bring along your own bottles to stock up on spices, rice, soap and more at competitive prices.
Location: The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2818 0203
Lush’s “Naked” debut in Asia, conveniently located in the shopping district of Causeway Bay, comes with all the innovative and plastic-free alternatives to your favourite beauty products. From bottle-free shower gel and shampoo bars to plastic-free lipstick, this is the perfect place for gift shopping or upgrading your own cosmetics guilt-free. Make sure you download their “Lush Labs” app so you can scan the products for more information and useful how-to videos!
Location: M/F, Hong Kong Mansion, 2-10 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, 2153 9680
Seed is a Sai Kung boutique grocery store filled with all of your kitchen staples. Think daily grains, spices and of course seeds. Also on offer at Seed are reusable stainless steel coffee capsules so you can still get your coffee fix minus the guilt of throwing away all that waste.
Location: 29 Sai Kung Yee Kuk Street, Sai Kung, 5703 2223
A quaint antique shop bringing vintage living into the modern world including a variety of flowering tea, vintage bouquets, designer furniture, and antique selections. Their tea books come with four different choices of their unique teas and they’re also home to herbal skincare, soaps and home fragrances – perfect for an unusual eco-friendly gift.
Location: 13/F, Mai Sik Ind Building, 1-11 Kwai Ting Road, 2279 9663
Equipped with their own “Free Water” station, this is the perfect excuse to indulge in some retail therapy whilst filling up. Stocking natural skincare products, organic noodles, and most things in between. They also host regular craft workshops, famously their workshop on how to make your own beeswax food wraps. Sign us up!
Location: UG/F, Integration Centre, 302-308 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 6730 0643
A handy online shop for all the basics as well as reusable containers, food wraps, bamboo toothbrushes and natural beauty products. They also have a newbie section for those just starting out in a life of conscious consumption with various beauty kits and kitchen kits so you can become just as passionate as they are in eliminating environmental impacts from your products. They also source their products as local as possible to Hong Kong to reduce their carbon footprint.
This online store has everything you need to lead a “Plastic Free” lifestyle (the clue is in the name) from it’s best-selling coconut oil toothpaste to homeware eco-friendly solutions such as silicone sandwich bags, beeswax wraps, wooden cutlery sets and rather fetching refillable soap dispensers. If you love minimalistic style then this store is perfect for you!