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Conversations with Toni Desrosiers

 Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Toni Desrosiers, inventor of reusable beeswax food wrap and founder of Abeego, will be joining us as our first guest in what we hope will be a monthly series of conversations with local change makers, focused on sustainable living. Please join us as Toni describes how she came up [...]

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 [...]

We’re Moving!

Join us at our new location 1319 Broad Street in late April. We opened our tiny little shop in Dragon Alley on July 30th, 2017. It's a lovely little courtyard alleyway in the heart of Canada's oldest China Town. It was small, and tucked away and it was what we could afford without taking a [...]

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 [...]

YAM Magazine: Modern Minimalist

CITY LIFE NEW STORE: WEST COAST REFILL West Coast Refill makes living sustainably easy and aesthetically pleasing. “I’m trying to make it easier for people who are trying to take on a zero-waste lifestyle,” says Leanne Allen, owner of West Coast Refill. PHOTO: JEFFREY BOSDET. Wander through the narrow walkways in Chinatown’s Dragon Alley and you’ll come [...]

West Coast Refill promoting “Refill not Landfill”

In Zero Waste Canada West Coast Refill promoting “Refill not Landfill Buying products with less packaging is a goal for many consumers. Using refillable products is one way of significantly reducing waste. Refilling is essentially source reduction. Refill stores help us to reuse containers and bottles reducing the amount of packaging. Zero Waste Canada recently [...]

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 [...]