Help support the movement for refillable technology in your local retail stores.

Refill Your Laundry Soap? Yes Please!

Refill, reduce, reuse

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has been a tagline that we’ve been hearing for years.

And yes, the idea behind it is solid – use less, reuse what you can, and recycle what you can’t.

After all, the packaging we discard so quickly after polishing off that box of Cheez-Its or downing our Coke Zero takes energy to manufacture, not to mention the “household” containers we go through – like laundry soap and dishwashing liquid. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produced 4.3 lbs. of trash PER PERSON, PER DAY in 2009. (I can’t IMAGINE we create that much garbage every day, can you? But when you take the national average, the numbers say otherwise.)

Well, I know I’m not going to stop buying crackers, so there has to be SOMETHING we consumers can do to minimize the volume of waste we generate. So we try to reduce, reuse, and recycle… but we can do MORE.

What we should be saying is Reduce, Reuse, Refill, and Recycle.

As consumers, we should be using our power to demand more options for refiling. We’re all getting pretty used to bringing our reusable bags to retail stores, or filling up our 5-gallon water bottles at the big outdoor kiosks. Why not adopt this habit for ADDITIONAL bottles that take even more energy to produce and take up even more space overall?

The time to ACT is NOW!

Sign the Petition

The technology exists to save tons of plastic waste each year by refilling household goods like laundry soap and shampoo. Sign our petition to let big retailers know that you want access to refill technology in your local stores.

In fact, using refillable bottles is one of the easiest strategies for reducing waste and conserving resources. The concept of refill bottles is so simple! Bring your container back to the store and refill it. Boom! It’s fast and easy and could even save you money.

One bottle used for refilling replaces 60 or more disposable bottles. Container reuse reduces materials and energy consumption, which is great for the environment. Did you know that recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline? As part of the Zero Waste initiative, globally, refill technology will reduce waste and support sustainability.

It’s been 20 years since the “green” initiative launched, but the concept of reusing containers is nothing new – in fact, our grandmothers used to do it, refilling everything from soap to flour sacks. It’s an old-fashioned idea whose time has come around again. We all throw away way too much these days. Really, EPA – 4.3 pounds of trash per person per day? Ugh.

It's time for you to get involved and create a change in the marketplace. If you have ever made any effort to recycle, I want you to give REFILLING a try (and I don’t mean just buying a bigger bottle or bag to refill your little bottles, which basically skirts the issue).

Ask for your favorite stores and brands to start offering refill technology bottles for your personal and home care products. It’s a huge step toward a zero waste household. With the tech out there, the experience can be mess-free, sealed, and pure. You could even customize the refills so they have your favorite scent – or no scent at all!

Bring it on, laundry soap manufacturers – I’m ready to refill.

The time to ACT is NOW!

Sign the Petition

The technology exists to save tons of plastic waste each year by refilling household goods like laundry soap and shampoo. Sign our petition to let big retailers know that you want access to refill technology in your local stores.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

It's time to tell retailers and manufacturers that we want new technologies to replace plastic waste.

The government hasn't taken the steps necessary to ban plastic waste so it's up to us - the consumer - to petition retailers and manufactures for change.

The technologies exist to create refill stations at your local retail store so why you haven't seen them? Retailers and manufacturers are hesitant to install refill stations because it's a huge industry shift and, most importantly, they have no idea that consumers want it.

When it comes to change, consumers have to take charge. It's time for you to get involved and tell retailers and manufactueres that #WeWantRefill.

The #WeWantRefill movement is gaining momentum, but more must be done. To show retailers how serious you are about using refill technology, please take a minute to sign this petition to send a clear message to retailers that it's time to refill, not waste.

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Join in the conversation!

Share your thoughts about refilling household products and let consumer brands and retailers know that you want the choice to keep plastic out of landfills!