Zero Waste Victoria

How to Unlock A New Lotion Pump Top

Sometimes when dealing with lotion/soap pumps that are designed to fit multiple styles of bottles, they can get stuck in the "locked" position when they are brand new. We try our best to demonstrate to customers the easiest way to unlock a stuck pump top, but once in a while we might miss someone, or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]