The Future Of Zero Waste Is Refillable Packaging

The Future Of Zero Waste Is Refillable Packaging

I really think that The Future Of Zero Waste Is Refillable Packaging!

You can’t swing a cat without hitting at least one single-use plastic item, I mean its literally everywhere. I was in India recently working on something very special regarding plastic and its human effects, more to come later in May. What was truly astounding was the amount of plastic floating around, especially from our beloved beauty products and as many of us look for ways to reduce our footprint and move towards a more #zerowaste lifestyle, it’s time to rethink how we buy and consume beauty, hair and skincare products.

Did you know that 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry annually? #plasticsucks

Once upon a time, we used to have milk delivered to our doorstep. I remember this clearly when I was a kid!

Could this old-fashioned system be the future of packaging? A few Canadian companies think so and are leading the charge by offering refills to help people cut down on the packaging.

 

Eco + Amour 

At Eco + Ampur you can shop a selection of your favourite green beauty brands, like Graydon, Lines Of Elan, Sapadilla, and Bathorium, with no waste! Bring a container to fill, or pick-up one of ours and pay by weight.

 

Saponetti Inc.

Saponetti Inc. (inspired by Ital. sapone = soap) is Toronto’s first and only soap delivery company offering premium, Canadian-made, environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic, soaps and detergents for home and personal care. They bulk-buy all their products and deliver them to you in reusable glass mason jars.

Place your order online and they bring it to your home or business, picking up your empties – just like the milkman used to do. It virtually eliminates the waste stream – from the factory to your home and beyond.

 

The Bare Home 

Is changing the way we clean bu offering a refill station right in your own home!

When you purchase the 3 Litre Refill Box you will get 6 X 500ml Refills.

All 3L Refill boxes are shipped with our High-Quality Glass bottle.

Not your first purchase? You can opt out of the additional bottle this time around and further help reduce your carbon footprint!

Refilling lowers CO2 Emissions and Plastic Waste by over 80%.

 

The Soap Dispensary and Kitchen Staples refills about 800 bulk products!

Bring your own containers! They will gladly refill anything that is clean and dry.

And there is a lot to choose from:

The Future Of Zero Waste Is Refillable Packaging

 

Other refill stores in Canada: 

 

Did I leave anyone out? Share in the comment below!

 

 

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.

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