Downtown Victoria

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 [...]

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 [...]

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for an amazing retail assistant to join our team! The JOB: Part Time Retail Assistant 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 team who's goal is to make it as easy as [...]

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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 be this way! This presentation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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