Baiduri Bank is hosting a zero waste Earth Day Market at One Riverside, today and tomorrow at 2pm-6pm.
The market features local vendors supporting low-impact living from vegan food products, organic local produce, thrift shopping, wild yeast breads and products to assist people to start their journey to zero waste living.
Vendors taking part are Aras Soap, Jungalow.bn, Wilderness.bn, Abang Shish, El Jumana, Kabunku Aquaponics, Leaves n Loaves.bn, KilangReRoot, The Bohemian Bakers, Agrome Market, The Vegan Otters, TheMenstrualCup.bn, ChubbyPhatKisses Co, NOTJUSTPINK, Burnt, Veganbond, Tapak Thrift, Paperpetals.bn, Kitchen Undone, Seedbox, Kaimana Living and Nookplants.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags, containers and other packaging in support of the #zerowastebrunei campaign.
Baiduri Bank also launched a #zerowastesungkai campaign to promote low impact living with the aim of raising awareness on living sustainably.
Resources have been put out on the banks website, ranging from educational tips, as well as zero waste audits for food outlets as well as for the public who would like to start their journey to low impact living.
As part of the bank’s pledge to co-create with the community, these resources were developed in collaboration with Green Brunei, a youth-led platform that promotes environmental sustainability through education, conservation, and advocacy.
Baiduri Bank Deputy CEO (Business Development) Pengiran Azaleen bin Pengiran Dato Haji Mustapha said, “The Earth Day Market and the #zerowastesungkai initiative ties in with the environmental pillar of our corporate social responsibility programme. We hope this initiative will heighten public awareness of sustainable living and the practical steps we can take on a day-to-day basis to reduce waste as much as possible.
“To this end, we are glad to partner with Green Brunei as well as local vendors who are actively advocating the same cause. Zero waste may sound like a grand vision but with consistent efforts in community education, we will be able to move closer to a greener, healthier future.”