By Idge D. Mendiola
The one-stop shop in Mandaluyong is your source for package-free staples
Have you ever considered how much waste you’ve produced over the years? All the non-biodegradable food packaging and unrecyclable plastic bags you’ve thrown out without care? Imagine the amount of trash that’s come out of your house all your life. Alarmed yet? Now, don’t feel too hopeless.
Enter Humble Market, a modest outlet with a herculean mission that’s recently found its home inside YDG Coffee in Mandala Park, Mandaluyong. “When it comes to food, we’ve grown so used to making our trips to grocery stores with buying ingredients that have been pre-packaged (most often in plastic) and in pre-measured quantities or volumes. At [Humble Market], you have the option to bring your own container and fill it and pay only for the amount that you want or need,” shares owner Roanna Medina.