West Coast Refill

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]