The Soap Dispensary in Vancouver, BC specializes in refillable eco-friendly soaps and cleaning products.
As consumer expectations for sustainable products continues to grow, many companies are reducing packaging to meet consumer demands for more environmentally responsible products.
Some companies have tried selling concentrated liquids or powders that just require adding water to refill cleaning products. Other companies, such as Method, are offering ready to use refills that use less packaging than the original product.
The Soap Dispensary in Vancouver, BC has taken the refill concept a step further by giving consumers a one-stop shop for refilling all their home and bath products. Local health food stores and big chains such as Whole Foods have offered customers the refill option for years, but what's unique about the The Soap Dispensary is it's wide selection of products and pure focus on the reduction of packaging. Eco-conscious shoppers can find everything from bubble bath to stain removers as well as a selection of reusable plastic and glass containers.
According to the EPA, the United States generated 31 million tons of plastic waste in 2010 but only 8% of that waste made it into the recycling stream. The Soap Dispensary is a great reminder that much of the single-use packaging consumers take for granted can be replaced by reusable products.
How many of your home or bath products could you refill rather than toss? Tell us how you've reduced your waste through the use of reusable containers.