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Going green? Get some inspiration from these brands doing their bit for the planet

Shangri-La Plaza encourages everyone to pledge their support for nature.

With a deeper understanding of how our actions can impact the planet, it’s no surprise that more people are doing their share and finding ways to care for Mother Earth. Shangri-La Plaza is one with all the advocates and hopes to support a gentler lifestyle by sharing an inspired list of brands that are doing their bit.

Truly enjoy a cup of good brew from local roaster Candid Coffee. Their 100% compostable cups are made from sustainable bamboo plants with sugarcane bagasse cup lids and straws that are all free from sneaky plastic coating. Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI has always been committed to recycling and cutting packaging waste, and it’s helping guests do the same by offering water refilling service at their Shang store. Just bring your own bottle! 

Recycled materials also shine as The Travel Club+ carries hip Herschel bags crafted from 100% recycled EcoSystem™ fabrics made of repurposed water bottles. Japanese eyewear brand Owndays pitches in with its Filipino-designed Cases for Change wherein 100% of the sales go to non-profits such as Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions (CURMA) that’s collected 1600 pounds of trash in 2023 alone as part of its efforts to protect sea turtles and conserve the marine ecosystem in La Union. The Marketplace also strides towards a cleaner future by carrying limited-edition “Seas the Day” shopping bags, with proceeds going to marine conservation organization Save Philippine Seas.

Gadget geeks for the planet can head over to Power Mac Center for the first-ever carbon neutral Apple Watch Series, integrating recycled materials into its watchband while running on clean electricity and cutting down on fossil fuels in its supply chain. Playtime just got a lot kinder to Mother Earth too, as LEGO now makes bricks from renewable materials like sugarcane-based bio-PE and recycled materials from kitchen worktops.Iconic American apparel retailer Gap is pulling its weight for the environment. Its Washwell techniques in making denim and woven bottoms have already saved over 830 million liters of water since 2016. New Balance steps towards a better planet by using preferred leather and recycled polyester in its shoes, reducing environmental impacts and a reliance on fossil fuels. 

Apart from choosing consciously made products, Shangri-La Plaza has also encouraged everyone to speak up and pledge their support for the environment with its #IStandWithMotherEarth Pledge Wall up during the recent Earth Hour celebration. It served as a reminder about what everyone can do for the planet and to apply these eco-friendly swaps and commitments in their everyday lives. The Earth Hour initiative also included the candle-lit LIVE at the Shang! Turn Up the Dark acoustic event featuring Viva Records artists Amiel Sol, Marielle Belleza, Michael Keith, CARLO, and Minimal Days. 

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To round it all out, Shang is set to host an exciting post-Earth Day outdoor workout session with boutique cycling studio Ride Revolution at the Sky Garden on April 27

With collective action bringing us more hope for the future, Shangri-La Plaza hopes to inspire more people to take little steps in making everyday Earth Day. 

For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

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