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3 Zero Waste Stores in Jakarta

By Isny Dewi R

16 Aug 2019

3 stores in Jakarta that offer zero waste concept.

These days, there are many people who are trying to minimize the use of plastic in their daily activities to help preserve the environment. That is also what has been applied by several stores in Jakarta that carry the concept of zero waste.

Zero waste itself is a way to minimize waste and reduce the possibility that food will be wasted. Zero waste store also uses other alternatives to replace plastic as a container. Want to know which stores carry the concept? Here they are.

1. Naked Inc.
Located at Como Park in Kemang, Naked Inc. location is indeed somewhat hidden and not so big, but this store offers any daily needs. Here, you can just buy snacks, pasta, herbs, nuts, various oils, to homemade essential products such as bath soap, shampoo, washing soap, and deodorant.

All items at Naked Inc. are guaranteed safe for health, because they are made without preservatives, colorings, and artificial flavors. In addition, the zero waste store in Jakarta also supports local products. The items on sale here are obtained from local producers scattered in several regions in Indonesia.

Photo Source: @nakedincjkt

For those who have never shopped at a zero waste shop, don't need to be confused! You can bring an empty container from home. Also prepare a shopping list with an estimated amount. When you arrive, you can immediately take the items needed. Later, Naked Inc. staff will weigh your container weight and will be filled with items you want to buy.

Then, the container will be weighed again. The container weight after filling will be reduced by the container weight before it is filled. As a result, the items weight you buy will be multiplied by the price per gram. According to the concept of zero waste, buyers only have to pay for items based on count per gram. What if you don't have a container or forget to bring it? Naked Inc. also sells glass containers at affordable price.

Naked Inc.
Instagram: @nakedincjkt
Address: Como Park Building, Jl. Kemang Tim. 18A No.3, South Jakarta
Operational hours: Every day 08.00 – 20.00 WIB

2. The Bulkstore & Co.
The Bulkstore sells a variety of daily needs, such as cooking spices, food ingredients, soap, to eco friendly household appliances. All of them are grouped according to types such as super food (spirulina powder), nuts (almonds, cashews, kidney beans, chickpeas), whole grains (lentils, dried barley, quinoa), black tea, and salt and sugar (sea salt, pink himalayan sea salt, coconut sugar).

Here, you can also buy snacks, chocolate, coffee beans, body care products (deodorants, bath soaps, aroma therapy oils / essential oils, body scrubs), handicraft products, and household appliances products such as mortar, ulcer, brush clothes, toothbrushes, stainless steel straws, menstrual cups, and containers made of woven.

Photo Source: @thebulkstorenco

As an eco-friendly store, The Bulkstore also doesn’t provide plastic containers. Every time you come, the store staff will welcome you with the question "do you bring your own container?" Yes, to shop at this store, you must bring your own container. If there isn't, this zero-waste shop offers glass jars or cassava-based bags.

The Bulkstore & Co. born to introduce healthy lifestyle, both for humans and for the earth. The implementation is in the concept of that the store doesn’t package products with plastic, natural products without a mixture of hazardous chemicals, and 95% are vegetable products.

The Bulkstore & Co.
Instagram: @thebulkstorenco
Address: Jl. Wahid Hasyim Street No.47, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Phone number: 0812 8082 4526
Operational hours: Every day: 08.30 – 21.30 WIB

3. Saruga Pack Free Store
Just like other eco-friendly stores, Saruga Pack Free Store also doesn’t provide plastic bags. If you want to shop here, be sure to bring your own container. As a zero waste bulk store, Saruga Pack-Free Store sells a variety of daily needs in bulk, therefore shopping here is also more efficient compared to supermarkets. Here you can buy ingredients in the amount you need. You can buy only a few grams of herbs, nothing is wasted.

Photo Source: @sarugapackfreestore 

In addition providing food, Saruga also offers a variety of natural health care products, such as shampoo, soap, aroma therapy, and much more. Here you can also buy eco friendly items, such as stainless steel straws that can be used to reduce the use of plastic straws.

Saruga Pack Free Store
Instagram: @sarugapackfreestore
Address: Jl. Taman Bintaro 1, Sektor 1, Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta

Phone number: 0859-4647-2520
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 09.00 – 19.00, Sun: 10.00 – 19.00 WIB

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