Since 1989, we’ve been encouraging people to refill their plastic bottles. Even back then we knew waste when we saw it.
Recycling is great, but what’s even better is refilling. It’s all about ‘closing the loop’ so we’re working on setting up the right infrastructure and products to make refilling easy, so that one day, refilling is part of our everyday.
How we consume needs to change.
Refill from home, at one of 600+ health and zero waste stores throughout the country, or from one of our innovative new Refill Stations currently in trials at major supermarkets.
Bill Oddie helped us launch back in the 90s
We launched our first refill systems here in the UK health food stores back in 1993. They were 25 litre ‘drums’ with a pump. When empty they would be sent back to us via our wholesalers and we would bring them back to the factory in Belgium where ee would wash them, refill them and return to the store. By 2000 our range offered through refills included washing-up liquid, laundry liquid, fabric softener, toilet cleaner and multi-surface cleaner.
Shout out to our Health Food Friends
By 2000 our range offered through refills included washing-up liquid, laundry liquid, fabric softener, toilet cleaner and multi-surface cleaner. Although small, we knew leading the way in refill supported by our friends from the Health Food Trade would help shift people’s mindset when it came to reusing. We just needed that moment, that behaviour change…
Awareness of the issues single-use plastic poses to use as a planet has never been higher.
We as consumers need to change the way we consume plastic, we as manufacturers need to change the way we think about plastic. The moment is now, the movement is here.
This is the REFILLUTION©.
We all want to do better. Whether that’s use less plastic, compost food waste or get into the refill habit. With the best intentions in the world, there’s one little matter that often gets in our way. Grey matter. Our brain. Our memory.
Since 1989 we’ve been banging the refill drum, or filling up the same bottle, because plastic is too valuable a resource to waste. Plastic is the last thing we should be throwing away
This World Refill Day – 16th June – we’re excited to announce our first annual partnership with City To Sea, the environmental organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution.
We launched our first refill systems here in the UK health food stores back in 1993, and now have 600+ Refill Stations throughout the UK. Use our store locator to find your local and get refilling, saving plastic & pennies.
Home Refill is where it’s at. Having a 5L bottle of washing up liquid under your sink should keep you going for the best part of a year. Plastic win, impact win. Check our our range of Home Refills.
We want to change the face of the supermarket isle by challenging single use plastic packaging and help shift how people shop for everyday products.
Let’s be honest, it’ll take a while to get there but our new supermarket refill system could change the game.
This is about more than fresh socks and squeaky-clean pots. This is about respecting the planet and looking out for nature. This is about fixing our waste culture and making an impact on our impact. Every basket of laundry and stack of dishes is a chance to shake the status quo. Because we need system change, not climate change. And together we can roll up our freshly laundered sleeves and get this revolution on the road.