sustainable living

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 [...]

Zero Waste and Minimalism: Where waste reduction and decluttering meet.

Thursday, October 24th. 7:00pm Join trained professional organizer, Sarah Tudway-Cains of Ebb & Spruce, for a fun, informative evening exploring the intersection of Zero Waste and Minimalism. Come discover how to form habits for successful conscious consumerism. Together we'll walk through why and how to downsize belongings, and along the way make the case for [...]

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 [...]

Workshop: Zero Waste Living

Join Leanne Yee from Organic Bags Canada for a positive, engaging session on adopting the zero waste lifestyle.  Simple steps will be presented for those just starting the journey and for others ready to take it further.  We will explore several ways to assist in the transition to package-free living and identify cost-effective ways to [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]