Penang has plenty of good food and fun things to do. Our humble island is literally a foodie’s paradise. Now that aside, let’s take a quick detour from the usual topic and talk about a zero-waste lifestyle. Did you guys know that there’s a zero-waste grocer right here in Penang itself? This grocer is called OWL, located in Tanjung Bungah.
OWL Penang: A Zero-Waste Bulk Store Promoting Sustainability
Essentially, the zero waste lifestyle prioritizes on waste prevention and at the same time, the reuse of products until it reaches the optimum level of consumption. When it comes to a zero-waste lifestyle, there are plenty of ways to adapt it. Ditching plastic packaging, minimizing food waste, avoid using potentially toxic styrofoam, and many more are great ways to adapt to the new lifestyle.
While for some of us, that may be a little difficult, we can always take baby steps. In Penang, there’s a zero-waste bulk store in Tanjung Bungah which sells sustainable essentials. In addition, OWL lets us refill grocery items too just by bringing our own container and we can refill as much as we need. This way itself is excellent in reducing the use of unnecessary plastic packaging.
Did we mention they have handmade soaps, food carriers, bamboo toothbrushes, and more?
A Back-To-Basics Lifestyle
OWL is a zero-waste bulk store established by two humble founders, Jo and Viviene. Adapting to a new zero-waste lifestyle isn’t easy but to think about it, it allows us to get closer to Nature and appreciate ‘real’ things. Hence, OWL has a rather simple quaint interior, just like its tagline, Back To Basics.
So, if you’re up to start a sustainable way of living, try visiting OWL, Penang.
Address: 39, Jalan Evergreen, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12 PM-6 PM (Closes on Mondays and Tuesdays)
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