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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]