Go Eco: Zero Waste Stores To Check Out Around KL

Are you looking to switch your lifestyle to a more eco-conscious one? Kuala Lumpur has plenty of stores to help you with this. (Left: Image by @a_bit_less. Right: Image by @a_bit_less.)

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While we’re not moving as fast to reverse the colossal damage of pollution that plastic and fast fashion is causing, any effort is helpful and, dare we say, needed. Switching from a lifestyle we are used to, to one that is more eco-conscious can be daunting, and for some, you may be a little lost on where to go to get started. Contrary to popular belief, more than a handful of zero-waste stores can help with your eco-conscious journey.

1. Unplug, Bangsar

Unplug is a one-stop shop for all your necessities, from your wardrobe to your bathroom. At Unplug, you’re not only supporting zero-waste businesses, but you are also supporting locally-made products, and of course, reducing pollution to the environment. There are also sustainable metrics that Unplug uses to curate the products that are being sold, such as eco-friendly materials, packaging, social impact, and more.

Address: Level 1, Bangsar Village 2, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 287 1750
Operation hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

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2. The Hive, Intermark KL

Most have probably heard of The Hive, and if not, don’t worry. The Hive is the first zero-waste store in Malaysia that offers the most extensive bulk whole foods option, personal care, and lifestyle products. This local business supports fellow local organic farmers, women entrepreneurs, refugees, and more. You can also bring your preloved items such as clothes, old prescription glasses, jars and paper bags, and e-waste for recycling purposes.

Address: Lot C-01 The Intermark Mall, Jalan Tun Razak, Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2202 0707
Operation hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

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3. Basics Zero Waste Store, Wangsa Maju

Basics Zero Waste Store was established during the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020. You can find various eco-friendly products at this small business, such as dry food, personal care, feminine care, and household cleaning products. Don’t forget to bring any (clean) empty containers to refill them with your products of choice, or you can also borrow their provided containers.

Address: G-6 Seasons Garden Residences, Jalan 1/27E, Seksyen 10 Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6010 873 2110
Operation hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 10am to 6pm; Closed on Wednesday

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4. A Bit Less Bulk Store, Kepong

Here at A Bit Less Bulk Store, you can find anything from food to lifestyle products. Moreover, you can also buy the exact weight of products you need to prevent any wastage. However, do remember to bring your own container. At A Bit Less, you can find a wide range of local and imported products, but the main focus is to support local suppliers.

Address: 17, Jalan Ambong 3, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 6243 0723
Operation hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 10am to 6pm; Closed on Wednesday

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You can start your zero-waste journey by checking out one or more of these businesses to help you kickstart a more eco-conscious lifestyle. You can make it fun with such a wide range of products, and share it with your friends and family to have them join you!

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