In today’s world, where plastic pollution has become a pressing global issue, it is important to take a stand against single-use plastics.

Embracing a plastic-free lifestyle helps protect our environment and promotes sustainable consumption habits, and we can collectively reduce our ecological footprint by supporting local businesses that prioritise plastic-free alternatives.

Here are three plastic-free shops in Cape Town:

1. Nude Foods

Nude Foods is a zero-waste shop dedicated to providing Cape Town residents with an alternative way of shopping. They offer a holistic shopping experience, enabling visitors to reduce waste while supporting local producers.

With a focus on eliminating plastic packaging, Nude Foods invites customers to bring their own containers and fill them with a diverse selection of whole foods, snacks, household products and personal care items.

  • Location: 5 Constitution St, District Six
  • Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm | Saturday, 9am to 3pm
  • Website:

Picture: Nude Foods

2.Shop Zero

Shop Zero is an embodiment of its name, offering an extensive range of plastic-free and zero-waste products.

From pantry staples to cleaning supplies, personal care items and even reusable kitchenware, this thoughtfully curated store empowers customers to make sustainable choices without compromising on quality.

Shop Zero actively encourages people to adopt a circular economy mindset, proving that shopping sustainably can be accessible, convenient and rewarding.

  • Location: 1 Roeland Terrace, 56 Roeland St
  • Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm | Saturday, 9am to 3pm
  • Website:
Picture: Shop Zero / Facebook

3. Faithful to Nature

Faithful to Nature is a leading online retailer with shops based in Cape Town that has gained recognition for its commitment to promoting a plastic-free lifestyle.

Faithful to Nature is dedicated to providing eco-friendly and sustainable products that are free from harmful chemicals and unnecessary packaging. They carefully curate a wide range of products, from personal care items to household essentials, ensuring that every product meets their strict criteria for being ethical, natural and plastic-free.

  • Location: Shop 6102, Ground Floor Level, V&A Waterfront
  • Times: Every day, 9am to 9pm
  • Website:


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Originally published in Cape{town}ETC.