Balancing the responsibilities of managing a household is both rewarding and challenging, particularly when striving for a more sustainable way of life. Today, homemakers recognize the importance of sustainable living, not only for the well-being of the environment but also for the health of their families.
Embracing eco-conscious practices involves making choices that contribute to a healthier planet, ensuring that future generations can enjoy a similar quality of life. This encompasses actions such as minimizing our carbon footprint by using fewer natural resources and opting for products that have a lesser impact on the environment.
The SM Store has simplified the process of making eco-friendly choices through its SM Green Finds program. This initiative offers a diverse selection of sustainable products that are both environmentally friendly and convenient for consumers.
In alignment with this, ACE Express provides a wide array of biodegradable cleaning products tailored to environmentally aware homemakers. One noteworthy product bearing the Green Finds emblem is organic cleaners formulated with green surfactants, prioritizing the safety of both families and the environment.
“A sustainable household consumes less energy, conserves Earth’s resources, and opts for products that are gentler on the environment. ACE Express is dedicated to making sustainable options accessible across various categories,” stated Bernard Ong, Senior Vice President and ACE Hardware Business Head.
ACE Express also presents gardening enthusiasts with eco-friendly alternatives like Ramgo, Vertigo, and Konice natural-growing media. These utilize by-products sourced from local farms in the Philippines, providing a sustainable foundation for those venturing into planting.
Furthermore, avid gardeners can choose from ACE’s assortment of sustainable pots crafted from wood powder, rice, or corn husks infused with resin.
For customers seeking sustainable solutions for their homes, SM Home offers an array of bamboo-based bed linens and towels. Complementing these choices are handcrafted home accents made by local artisans using materials like rattan, bamboo, and abaca, all sourced locally.
Janice Yang, SM Home Business Head, stated, “SM Home collaborates with our suppliers to offer pioneering sustainable products. Our aim is to not only make our customers feel confident in their choices but also to infuse their homes with green practices.”
An exemplary case is Bright Ideas, a social enterprise producing home scents and candles available at SM Home. Dhinno Tiu, EVP SM Store, remarked, “The SM Store acts as a platform to showcase their products and offerings, serving as a space for these micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to develop their entrepreneurial skills and expand their businesses. It acts as a catalyst inspiring more businesses to embrace sustainability, one step at a time.”
As more individuals transition to a greener lifestyle, Filipino families can adopt small changes that promote sustainability within their homes. SM Green Finds makes this transition seamless by endorsing products that are eco-friendly, sustainably sourced, and supportive of local communities.