Health and beauty retailer’s first green store opens its doors

(From third left) Loh, Berjaya Corporation Berhad executive director Tan Tee Ming and Watsons Malaysia customer service director Danny Hoh with the Watsons management team during the launch.

THE first sustainable green store by Watsons is now open to the public to explore.

The 1,922sq ft store is located at The Tropika, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur and offers more than 700 sustainable products that have been mindfully formulated with only safe and non-toxic ingredients.

The store itself features reused modular furniture plus eco-friendly air-conditioning and lighting systems.

There will be a section dedicated to the new pillars of “Clean Beauty”, “Better Ingredients”, “Better Packaging” and “Refill” to help consumers lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Watsons Malaysia managing director Caryn Loh said this was also the first store with a recycling programme for consumers.

“To kickstart this programme, we are encouraging customers to bring in any Watsons brand packaging.

“They will be rewarded with a RM5 Watsons voucher.

“This is a collaboration with the Waste Management Association of Malaysia to promote recycling,” said Loh during the launch.

The green store uses renewable, reusable and biodegradable materials for the floor, walls and decorations.

The use of moss and wood wool for the structure of the pillars, for example, improves air quality and even the price tags in the new Watsons store are made from sustainable materials.

Shoppers can also test out Watsons’ handwash products at the indoor sink.

The store also offers a self-checkout counter for customers to use at their convenience. It will provide guidelines on how to use the features.

At the launch, customers were invited to explore all the sustainable options including 100% vegan products.

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