Into sustainable living? Then pack these eco-friendly essentials to take that ethos along with you wherever you go
1 Daydream Republic’s Drink ’N Stash Collapsible Bottle (₱649) is made of 100% food-grade silicone and is BPA-free, leakproof and microwave- and dishwasher-safe; plus its built-in heat sleeve makes it perfect for both cold and hot drinks (up to 200°C).
2 Squish it down and clip it onto the brand’s organic cotton Zero Waste Tote (₱299) to keep yourself hydrated. daydreamrepublic.com
3 The Good Store’s metal straw (₱200; part of the three-piece Zero Waste Starter Kit, which includes a straw cleaner, bamboo toothbrush and reusable canvas pouch) offers you the choice of a straight or bent metal straw, potentially avoiding the waste from hundreds of plastic straws. thegoodstore.ph
4 Daydream Republic’s Sip ’n Stash collapsible cups (₱599) come with heat sleeves, suitable for temperatures of up to 200°C, so you can enjoy all of your favorite brews on the go. Available at daydreamrepublic.com and at Common Room at Power Plant Mall and Alabang Town Center.
5 Homeseek Mnl’s Beeswax Snack Bags (small, ₱170; medium, ₱190; and large, ₱210) are a nifty, eco-friendly way to
pack nibbles — the natural antibacterial properties of beeswax and jojoba oils also help keep your food fresh. IG: @homeseekmnl
8 SIP’s Burrito (Skinny) utensil set (₱400) is made from sustainably produced bamboo, reducing your need for plastic disposables that end up in clogged landfills. sip.ph
9 Sora’s Multi-purpose Towel (₱2,299, 78 cm x 183cm) is highly absorbent, quick-dry, lightweight, sand-repellent and upcycled from plastic bottle material. thesoralife.com
10 Gifts & Graces’ Travel Bag Organizers (₱590, available in blue, green, purple, pink and brown) come with drawstring closures to help keep your essentials neatly packed. These are made by people from under-privileged communities.
This article first appeared in the July 2019 issue of Smile magazine.