Hello, mumshies! It’s me again, your millennial mother on social media!
Do we have any zero- waste mommies here in Davao? The wait is over for all mumshies who want to lessen their waste for the environment because the very first bulk store is now open!
Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. We’ve been taught about the 3 Rs in preserving the environment since we were in primary education but have we been practicing this basic trait? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as easy as it looks. Going zero- waste is far from my current situation because as a mother I consume so many products that I cannot go away with. First in the list is baby diapers, my youngest is not at the potty training age yet and we still consume a good amount of diapers per day. We lessen consumption by using cloth diapers as often as we can. But there are also other ways for my family to reduce waste and that is by refilling products from the bulk store rather than buying them in a grocery store.
This new bulk store has been open for a few months now and positive feedback has been said about it. A lot of their products are the things we use every single day which makes it easier for us to reduce our waste. Most of their products are for creating healthy meals such as yogurt drinks, breakfast bowls and protein shakes. If you are someone who loves being healthy and cooking up vegan food in your homes then this is the perfect place for you.
Some products that they have are for your daily essentials such as shampoo and soap. We use these products everyday and most of the time, this is the first thing we jot down on our grocery list. The packaging of these products can be wasteful because of the amount of plastic they are wrapped in. Buying from the bulk store will not just lessen your waste but will also save your money. It has been proven that shampoo bars last longer than an average shampoo bottle. Toothpaste of every kind can be found in this store too, no more carton boxes for each toothpaste tube!
My favorite part is their wide array of spices. I cook with a lot of spices and I often run out of the basic spices in my spice rack. When I’m at the grocery, I’m always debating with myself if I should get a bottled spice pack or the ones that come in individual plastic containers. I always end up grabbing the bottled ones even if it would cost me more because I couldn’t stand having to waste plastic every time I open up a bag of spices. Luckily, Croft Bulk Foods has a lot of choices for my spice rack and I can finally refill them without having the plastic containers thrown in the garbage.
It’s never too late to take your part in this zero- waste journey. Sure, it may just be a fad. People are only showing off that they are doing their part, but if you truly love life and everything in it, you should love the world you live in. These simple things such as carrying your own reusable bag to the grocery store, or using a reusable cup and straw for your favorite iced coffee may not be a lot of help, but it’s way better than not helping at all. I encourage everyone to open their eyes to reality on how much we consume in a day, and how our trash is affecting the world around us. We cannot save the world right now, but at least we lived a life trying.
I encourage you all mumshies to give this lifestyle a try, and invest in containers for refillable goods. Visit the Croft Bulk Foods at Unit 6A, Paseo Uno Bldg., Ruby Street Corner Opal Street Marfori Heights, Davao City. If you are not familiar with this place, it’s right in front of the new park beside the Vegan Dinosaur and Lachi’s.