Why You Should Try Plastic Free July
The problem with plastic — and why you should try a plastic-free July Written by Heike Reher. Plastic as material is convenient but problematic. It has only been around for about a hundred years, but nearly every piece of plastic ever produced still exists today. That straw I used in summer of 2005 to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]