In recent years, people are starting to realise the importance of ethically harvested and environmentally friendly products and are trying their best to reduce the waste that comes with mass production and the overconsumption of goods. Currently, the US is leading the pack, but Indonesia is rapidly following in its footsteps. To celebrate the Earth Day, we have compiled some of the most exciting environmentally friendly stores you can visit.
After launching its first flagship in Plaza Indonesia two years ago, Nespresso recently opened up a second boutique in Pondok Indah Mall 3 under Kanmo Group management. Sprawling over 148 square meters, the new boutique is designed to inspire and excite coffee lovers with amazing stories, world-renowned highest quality coffees, easy-to-use stylish machines and personalized services through Nespresso’s exclusive community for coffee connoisseurs.
The contemporary space, which filled with unique details of Indonesian heritage Batik Kawung, also features a snap shot of Nespresso’ commitment to sustainability at its newly designed recycling corner.
Upon visiting, customers can learn and see the recycling process videos whilst dropping their used capsules at the recycling bin. They can also find the wall of live plants, which shows videos of Nespresso’s commitment to be fully carbon neutral by 2022.
These amazing features also demonstrate the limitless possibilities of the recycling process with the aim of inspiring consumers and demonstrating that their contribution makes a long-term positive impact.
For more info about Nespresso and to shop online, please visit www.nespresso.co.id.
Pondok Indah Mall 3, Ground Floor
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Kav.IV, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 10.00 am – 09.00 pm
2/4 Naked Inc.
Located in South Jakarta, Naked Inc. is a waste-free store that allows visitors to bring their own their own jars, mesh bags, bottles or other containers to buy various items.
Displayed in containers, the company aims to eliminate the use of plastic bags by offering daily pantry needs in bulk. Customers must use the scoop-and-weigh method and head out using their containers filled with the ingredients in the amounts they need to make sure that none goes to waste. This concept makes shoppers rethink their consumption patterns and food wastage caused by one-time use and pre-packaged goods. Everything in Naked Inc. is organic, fair-trade, environmentally friendly, and plastic-free.
COMO Park, Jl. Kemang Timur No. 998, South Jakarta
Open: every day / 8AM - 8PM
3/4 Saruga Package-Free Shopping Store
Saruga is a package-free shopping store located in Bintaro that sells everyday pantry and healthcare needs in bulk, making it more efficient than shopping at a supermarket. The store has the same concept as Naked Inc., where guests are allowed to buy ingredients in the necessary amounts and these are then weighed and calculated as price per gram. To further promote a sustainable future, Saruga also sells lifestyle products such as stainless-steel straws and healthcare products that are made from Indonesia’s indigenous herbs and spices.
Saruga Package-Free Shopping Store
Jalan Taman Bintaro No. 1, South Jakarta
Open: Monday - Friday / 9AM - 8PM, Saturday / 9AM - 9PM, Sunday / 10AM - 8PM
4/4 The Bulkstore & Co.
Bulk stores tackle the city’s issue of single-use pre-packaged foods. As such, shoppers can buy according to how much they need and not waste the rest of the ingredients due to expiration dates and other issues. They can get organic local ingredients such as nuts, seeds, spices, grains, coffees, teas, superfood powders, and organic fruit wines that are all directly sourced from local farmers and producers, and just like the other stores listed here, The Bulkstore & Co. uses the scoop-and-weigh method—so don’t forget to bring your containers.
The Bulkstore & Co.
Jalan Wahid Hasyim No. 47, Central Jakarta
Open: every day / 8:30AM - 9:30PM