Appropriately celebrated on Earth Day 2022, the grand opening Refillism marked the official launch of owner Elizabeth Bower’s dream to make sustainable living accessible to the York community.
“When people decide to be more ecofriendly and start looking online and at social media influencers, it can really seem unattainable, so it was important to me to make sure we offer good prices in the shop because I don’t want someone to say being ecofriendly is expensive. I don’t want that to be a barrier,” shares Elizabeth.
Refillism is a refill and zero waste shop that offers eco-friendly, refillable household and beauty products and other zero waste lifestyle products. After thinking about the fast growth of products sold in big box stores and how much pressure is put on the planet to produce, use, and then discard them, it became clear that THIS is where Refillism could make a difference by helping others make eco-friendly lifestyle changes.
Customers can bring in any clean container that they wish to refill with one of the many products, or purchase a refill container at the store. The container is then weighed prior to filling so you only pay for the contents.
Refillism shoppers will be delighted to see a variety of product options each with the simple ingredient list clearly displayed at each product. Whether it’s body products like toothpaste powder, miceller water, and shampoo, or home products like laundry power, carpet cleaner, and daily shower spray, Refillism makes even small sustainable steps much more impactful and attainable.
Refillism also offers in-store pick up for online orders. Simply shop online from the earth-friendly products you’d find in store, including per ounce liquid and powdered items, and pick up on your lunch break.