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8 local brands that have your sustainable living essentials

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Apr 22, 2021 4:01 pm

It's Earth Day today, but we should celebrate this worldwide movement every day, don't you think? After all, we live here and we must protect our home.

Sustainable living isn't something new, and thankfully, a lot of people are recognizing the need for this lifestyle change. One important step is to be aware of your consumption and reduce unnecessary waste. Not only will it reduce your carbon footprint, it can save you money as well!

Below, we list down local brands that sell eco-friendly products.

Conscious PH

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It’s now easy for tea lovers to make the switch from tea bags to loose tea now that brands are recognizing their sustainability concerns. At Conscious PH, you can find a selection of loose teas and plastic-free kitchen products such as the Glass with Tea Infuser, which is an innovative double-walled tea infuser made from ultra-light, heat resistant high brosilicate glass. It’s also microwavable, dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, and BPA-free.

Coast PH

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Smartphones are pretty much part of our lives, which also means that there’s a demand for cases and accessories, too (honestly, how many cute phone cases do you have?). And because of the growing concern on non-biodegradable plastic waste, Coast PH aims to lessen it through affordable biodegradable gadget accessories.

Their phone, Airpods, iPad cases, and Pop Sockets are made from plant-based materials (such as bamboo and wheat) and biodegradable polymers PBAT & PLA, thus are biodegradable and compostable. Not only that, for every phone case that you buy, you get to plant a tree through @onetreeplanted.

Frankie General Store

Looking for a one-stop shop for your sustainable lifestyle? Visit Frankie General Store! It’s a marketplace for any eco-conscious gal who is looking for slow and ethical products made by a community of slow batch creators. They carry anything and everything from clothing to accessories, health and wellness items to home decor, and even items for pets.

Humble Market

Humble Market is a “holistic wellness bulk and multichannel store” that houses all your living essential needs: food, self-care, home care, pet care, and other accessories. Most of their items—especially food and oral care needs—are sold package-free at their stores, and in plastic-free packs for deliveries.

Through their products, they aim to “help people achieve the highest quality of health possible, and make sustainable living the new norm.”

Stasher PH

While reusable plastic containers are cheaper, they’re not exactly earth-friendly. A better alternative to that is the trending silicone bags, which you can get from Stasher. It’s the world’s first patented, self-sealing platinum silicone storage bag. These bags are free of BPA, BPS, lead, latex, and phthalates, and have passed all U.S.,Canadian, and European Union food safety standards. You can use them to store your snacks, sandwich, meat, makeup, and even toys as they’re safe to use in the freezer, microwave, oven, and dishwasher—the possibilities are endless!

Sora

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Multi-use towels that are eco-friendly? Sign us up! Sora towels are made from recycled post-consumer plastic from their factories that are GRS (Global Recycling Standard)-certified. They are the perfect item for travel as it is lightweight but very absorbent and quick drying. It’s also sand-repellent, anti-microbial, and has moisture activated grip.

The Good Trade PH

Are you an owner of a small business? We know sourcing for packaging isn’t hard—just go to any grocery or FB Marketplace, you’ll find a supplier that sells them. But finding one that doesn’t trash the planet takes a little more effort… until now. The Good Trade PH sells containers and packaging for your business needs.

They have an assortment of Sugarcane Containers, Cassava T-shirt bags, Plant-based mailers, Honeycomb Wrappers and they’re all 100% plant based, compostable, and affordable.

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