Zero Waste Victoria

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 [...]