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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]