Plastic packaging makes up a huge part of the waste that goes to landfills. It is also responsible for the majority of the waste that sadly ends up on the beach or in the ocean, which is why it is so important to refill and reuse wherever possible. As the home of eco-conscious brands, we are part of the sustainable change in the wellness and beauty industry, and what better day to raise awareness on the importance of plastic pollution than World Refill Day - a global public awareness campaign to promote refilling and reusing to reduce plastic waste.
Why should we refill?
Every year about 11 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the ocean which is detrimental to our environment. A devastating 100,000 marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic pollution every year. This is due to our constant use of single-use plastic such as plastic bags, cutlery, food wrappers and toiletry containers. Every time you throw out and buy a new plastic water bottle or shampoo bottle you are unconsciously contributing to plastic pollution. Which is why we want to encourage you to make more sustainable and eco-conscious shopping decisions, so let’s choose to reuse and make a positive difference on our planet by refilling our refills!
Take a look at our refillable hair care products to help you look after your hair and the environment:
Make a small change for a big impact
By choosing to refill and reuse, you can make small changes to your daily routine that have a big impact on our environment, as you are reducing the use of plastic packaging. Refill shopping is the biggest opportunity to significantly reduce plastic waste packaging and your overall carbon footprint. Everyday products such as cleaning supplies and personal care items are usually packaged and shipped in disposable bottles that are used once and then thrown away. Instead of re-purchasing a plastic item, opt for a reusable container which you can refill every time you run out of a product, that way you’re saving money and the planet!
Take a look at our refills collection full of sustainable, refillable cleaning products and personal care items:
5 Ways to Take Action this World Refill Day
Make a small change
Carry around a reusable water bottle or coffee cup, switch to loose fruit & veg instead of packaged, or try refill shopping from a zero-waste shop.
Download the refill app
You can download the free ‘Refill’ app which connects you with places to eat, drink and shop with less waste, by helping you find places near you with access to free drinking water and zero-waste shopping options! Discover the Refill app here: Refill.org.uk
Inspire others to make sustainable living choices by sharing your refill experience on social media and using #WorldRefillDay!
Use your voice
Use your voice to call out the big companies who are responsible for the mass production of plastic packaging and plastic waste pollution.
Support sustainable businesses
Finally, show some love to small, local and eco-friendly businesses that advocate for the refill revolution and sustainable living by supporting them today.