Why you need to try this eco-friendly shopping platform

NutriAsia

Posted at Oct 28 2021 11:58 AM

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As subject experts raise various alerts on the global state of climate change, the United Nations has repeatedly urged nations to take global warming seriously and redouble efforts in climate action as the world is running out of time. Scientists have linked rising global temperatures to devastating weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires. Low-lying islands and coastal populations, much like those found in the Philippines, are in danger of rising sea levels. It is already affecting more than just the environment, but lives and economies. 

As climate change increasingly becomes a real and major concern, it becomes the responsibility of every human being to contribute to its mitigation. A complete lifestyle change may be difficult and unsustainable, so those who are new to living green can start with baby steps and simple actions that can go a long way in helping the environment. 

One easy area to start is in the way you shop. Improper plastic disposal contributes to ocean pollution and is a big climate issue that also affects human health. It can be unavoidable as it has become an essential component of many products and packaging, but there are several ways to avoid generating unnecessary waste.

It can be as simple as not buying bottled drinks when outdoors and bringing a reusable bag when grocery shopping. Choosing couriers that accept eco-friendly packaging instead of plastic ones can also help when you are online shopping. 

There are also eco-friendly shopping alternatives such as NutriAsia's Select & Collect initiative. 

Select & Collect offers a responsible and sustainable way of shopping and restocking well-loved Filipino kitchen staples. 

NutriAsia started a project aimed at empowering Filipinos to be more eco-friendly in 2019 with the launch of BYOB (Bring Your Own Bote). It has set up refilling stations for everyday condiments like cooking oil, soy sauce, and vinegar to help encourage everyone to start a zero-waste lifestyle.

The BYOB store first opened in the Mind Museum at Bonifacio Global City in August 2019, offering Filipinos a way to save on unnecessary waste with reusable bottles for refills. Photo source: NutriAsia
The BYOB store first opened in the Mind Museum at Bonifacio Global City in August 2019, offering Filipinos a way to save on unnecessary waste with reusable bottles for refills. Photo source: NutriAsia

The company continued what it started with BYOB with Select & Collect, further helping people with their sustainability journey by encouraging the "less is more" lifestyle. This convenient way of buying kitchen essentials online allows people to order whatever they may need on the website and pick up their orders at their preferred location and schedule.

To start ordering, first create an account on selectandcollect.ph, add to cart the items you need to buy, choose and schedule your pick up, and collect your products. Photo source: Select & Collect Instagram [LINK OUT: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTwcM_6lA5F/
To start ordering, first create an account on selectandcollect.ph, add to cart the items you need to buy, choose and schedule your pick up, and collect your products. Photo source: Select & Collect Instagram

Safe

It offers consumers a relatively safe way of getting their kitchen essentials as it lessens their exposure in crowded, enclosed spaces. They can order and pay online inside the comforts of their home instead of navigating public transportation or traffic to physically go to supermarkets. 

Convenient 

Consumers can choose to order anytime, anywhere and opt to pick up their orders at their most convenient date, time, and location.

They can choose any of the following open-air pick-up points:
- Select & Collect Lockers at the NutriAsia EcoStation 
- BYOB Booth at The Mind Museum 
- Drive-thru pick up at JY Campos Center Building in BGC

One of the pick-up points is the automated Select & Collect Lockers at the NutriAsia EcoStation in BGC. Here, you can pick up your purchases without contact with other people or needing to touch potentially contaminated surfaces. Photo source: NutriAsia
One of the pick-up points is the automated Select & Collect Lockers at the NutriAsia EcoStation in BGC. Here, you can pick up your purchases without contact with other people or needing to touch potentially contaminated surfaces. Photo source: NutriAsia

Eco-friendly 

It can also help lessen one's contribution to plastic pollution as orders do not come with unnecessary packaging, like bubble wraps and cartons, that can harm the planet. Customers may also bring reusable bags when picking up orders.

There are hundreds of items available on the website like sauces, meal mixes, breading mixes, canned vegetables, and juices. BYOB refills for Golden Fiesta oils and Datu Puti condiments can also be ordered here.

With a convenient way of shopping for everyday kitchen essentials, Filipinos can have an easy time making eco-friendly shopping decisions and do their part in mitigating climate change. 

To know more about Select & Collect, visit its website or follow its Instagram page. 

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