I’ve been doing my part to be more eco-conscious for awhile now. As with most people, I started off with recycling. Then I started the practice of refuse. And now I’m also practicing reusing items! In one of my recent browsing of Facebook group feeds, I stumbled upon someone who shared about her recent achievement – opening a zero waste store and it was just a couple of streets away from where I live!
This store encourages customers to bring your own containers and do refills. I just had to visit the store soonest I could so with my cousin in tow, off we went to visit the Luminary.
Here’s a look at the inside of the store:
Items from this store are priced per kilo. Affordable pricing! Here are what we bought from the Luminary:
That’s not soda! It’s green apple hand soap. It was perfect timing as we were already low on supply. I was even thinking of purchasing Suds Sustainable Pods. With Luminary around and within walking distance, I can just drop by the store to refill again.
My cousin is a fan of spicy food so she bought this chili powder which she now puts on almost every food she eats! Not kidding! Now she can just refill it at the Luminary once she runs low on supply.
I also bought these roasted almonds which I intended to snack on during afternoons. Healthy too yeah? It didn’t last me a day though because mom also wanted to snack on it! Must buy more on a bigger container preferably.
Oh that bottle containing the almonds? I bought that at Luminary also since we were really only intending to buy handwash soap so it’s the only container we brought. They have different sized bottles you can choose from.
As someone trying to reduce her waste, the establishment of Luminary is great news! It’s a small business that’s also about empowering, inspiring and educating the community to make the best choices for healthy and environment-friendly living, paying less but also consuming quality.