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Employment Opportunities

We are looking for an amazing person to join our team! Do you love the idea of working for a locally owned, laid back small business with a passion for sustainable living? Do you want to be part of a larger team whose goal is to make it as easy as possible for the people [...]

By |2021-06-18T15:05:14-07:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Employment Opportunities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Employment Opportunities

Is It Time for a Waste Audit?

Now is the perfect time to assess your household waste. Isn't it odd how 2020 seemed like the year that would never end, and yet the first month of 2021 just flew by in the blink of an eye? I don't recall even one person mentioning their New Year's Resolutions! With all the confusion over [...]

How to Unlock A New Lotion Pump Top

Sometimes when dealing with lotion/soap pumps that are designed to fit multiple styles of bottles, they can get stuck in the "locked" position when they are brand new. We try our best to demonstrate to customers the easiest way to unlock a stuck pump top, but once in a while we might miss someone, [...]

Meet the Maker: Bees Wax Works

Sunday, February 23rd, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in store at 1319 Broad Street. FREE EVENT. Come meet the person behind the beautiful, all natural hand made candles we carry! Join local beeswax candle maker Leslie-Jill Smith from Bees Wax Works as she demonstrates traditional beeswax candle dipping, answers all your questions on the benefits of [...]

After Hours Event

Tuesday, November 19th. 6:00pm - 9:00pm West Coast Refill is excited to host our first "After Hours Event". Come by and meet some of the amazing local Vancouver Islanders who make the products that we sell including: Abeego, Reusable Beeswax Wraps Bam Brushes, bamboo toothbrushes Enviro Glass Straws, hand-blown reusable glass drinking straws Greenroom Body [...]

Zero Waste and Minimalism: Where waste reduction and decluttering meet.

Thursday, October 24th. 7:00pm Join trained professional organizer, Sarah Tudway-Cains of Ebb & Spruce, for a fun, informative evening exploring the intersection of Zero Waste and Minimalism. Come discover how to form habits for successful conscious consumerism. Together we'll walk through why and how to downsize belongings, and along the way make the case for [...]

Composting for Indoors & Small Spaces

An introduction to composting even in apartments, basement suites and other limited space homes. Thursday, September 19th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm in shop at 1319 Broad Street. Have you always wanted to turn your kitchen scraps and left overs into rich healthy soil amendments, while keeping them out of the land fill, but thought you needed [...]

Workshop: Zero Waste Living

Join Leanne Yee from Organic Bags Canada for a positive, engaging session on adopting the zero waste lifestyle.  Simple steps will be presented for those just starting the journey and for others ready to take it further.  We will explore several ways to assist in the transition to package-free living and identify cost-effective ways to [...]

By |2020-10-26T19:46:46-07:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Workshops & Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Minimal Waste Christmas

Celebrating & Entertaining Without Disposables Thursday, November 29th @ 7:00pm The holidays can be an overwhelming time for many, especially those with large families. In our consumer driven society it can seem next to impossible to avoid excessive plastic decorations, packaging and waste, not to mention the cost of it all. It doesn’t have to [...]

Introduction to Zero Waste Living

Thursday, November 29th, 7:00pm With recent reports by the IPCC confirming that climate change is impacting the health and food security of our planet even more dramatically than previous expected, now more than ever we need to make changes to reduce our waste, especially single use plastics. When you look through your trash, you’ll probably [...]

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