Victoria

Inspire others! Don’t judge them.

In our efforts to inspire change, it is important that we do so without judging those around us. Encourage them, educate them, celebrate their successes and let them know how proud you are of their efforts, but please don't shame or ridicule someone because they drank from a single use plastic straw. We are at [...]

Store Review by international Zero Waste Blogger, Wasteland Rebel, Shia Su

Zero Waste Stores around the World #4: West Coast Refill, Victoria, BC, Canada January 29, 2018 by shia Zero waste bulk or refill stores are still quite small in number, but the movement is gaining momentum! West Coast Refill is one of the wonderful pioneers! It is a small refill store almost hidden in Downtown [...]

Reduce. Reuse. Rethink. Refill.

West Coast Refill came about from a desire to be more than just “a drop in the bucket.” We wanted to have a greater impact on environmental issues by making it easier for those around us to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics. At home, we live very “green.” My husband, Chris, and I grow [...]

Zero-waste store opens in Victoria as city considers plastic bag ban

The zero-waste movement is growing on Vancouver Island. Ceilidh Millar, Chek News, reports. The store at #10 - 532 1/2 Fisgard St. in Victoria sells all-natural cleaning, beauty and cosmetic products in bulk. Customers must bring their own clean jars, bottles and containers or purchase one from the store. "We're trying to eliminate single-use plastic [...]

Victoria’s first 100% Zero Waste store opens in Chinatown

Great news, islanders! The city’s first completely zero waste shop, West Coast Refill, has recently opened its doors on Fisgard St. How it works? You simply bring in your own clean empty container (or pick a glass bottle from their store), and fill it up with one of their organic, Canadian-made products! The price is [...]