The “zero waste” life does not happen overnight.

It could start with you swapping one frequently used plastic products, such as a straw, with an eco-friendly, reusable stainless steel substitutes.

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Even the best zero waste advocates say that it takes time to get into gear, but it also helps to remember three fast rules: be prepared for when you may need an alternative to avoid waste (which means packing for the occasion); stay mindful of your actions; and start small.

There are many websites and addresses across the globe that sell plastic-free, sustainable or organic products for zero waste lifestyles.

Here are some of our favourites.

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1. The Hive Bulk Foods

What it has: bulk foods, toiletries, skincare, household products

Where to buy: online (ships to Malaysia and Singapore) and at 92A, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: daily, 9am to 7pm

thehivebulkfoods.com 

2. Frangipani

What it has: body care items, toiletries, eating and drinking utensils

Where to buy: online (ships to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia)

www.frangipani-shop.com

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3. The Zero Waste Shop

What it has: food in bulk, toiletries, handmade soaps

Where to buy: 101 High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PF, United Kingdom

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, from 9am, but closing times differ

thezerowasteshop.co.uk

4. Meow Meow Tweet

What it has: vegan skincare

Where to buy: online (ships to the US and Canada) and various retailers worldwide

meowmeowtweet.com

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5. Touch The Toes

What it has: eco-friendly yoga apparel and yoga gear

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide)

www.touchthetoes.com

6. Zero Waste Store

What it has: toiletries, stationery, gardening tools and kitchenware

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide from Australia)

zerowastestore.com.au

7. Georganics

What it has: oral care products

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide from the UK)

georganics.co.uk 

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8. Live Zero Bulk Foods

What it has: bulk food, body care products, eating and drinking utensils, paint

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide) and at 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 8pm; Sundays 11am to 6pm

livezero.hk

9. Package Free Shop

What it has: stationery, toiletries, skincare, home ware, kitchenware and feminine care products

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide) and at 137 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249, United States

Opening hours: daily, 11am to 7pm

packagefreeshop.com

10. One Planet Zero

What it has: toiletries, kitchenware, utensils, feminine care products and sunglasses

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide)

oneplanetzero.com

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11. UnPackt

What it has: bulk food

Where to buy: 6 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577724

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 8pm

@UnPackt.SG

12. Plastic-Free HK

What it has: toiletries, skincare, home ware, eating and drinking utensils

Where to buy: online (ships to Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Macau)

www.plasticfreehk.com

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13. Brush with Bamboo

What it has: organic bamboo toothbrushes

Where to buy: online (ships worldwide from the US)

www.brushwithbamboo.com

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This article originally appeared on Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad.