Tuesday, February 19, 2013

No Waste Wednesday #8–Refillable Products (BYOB)

Reference:  2013 Resolution posted 12/31/2012

BYOB Green conceptA new trend for small grocers is to provide refillable products.  Our town’s little local organic farm and grocery, Nash’s Produce, not only sells brilliantly colored vegetables fresh out of the nearby field; they also sell bulk products like liquid laundry soap—you bring your container for filling.  (The container is weighed prior to filling to get the “tare” and the amount is deducted from the final weight at the register.)  They also sell refillable personal care products like shampoo and conditioner.  I noticed lots of other large containers which will be investigated at a later date.  (Hoping they sell vegetable oil and olive oil in bulk…)

I purchased shampoo and conditioner last week bringing in my own containers (empty shampoo/conditioner bottles with the labels removed).  Since the store IS promoting organic the liquid is free of chemicals.

A great little system.  Again cheaper and no trash.

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