The Refill Shoppe

The Refill Shoppe is an eco-conscious store offering quality bath, body, home and cleaning liquids in bulk. The owners of The Refill Shoppe believe that reusing is better than recycling, which is why they have gone the extra mile to get as many materials reused as they can. The store saves all cardboard boxes to give to customers for reuse. All packing materials received are given to a local woman with an Internet shipping business. Buckets that bulk items are delivered in are given to a local painter who would otherwise have to buy new ones. Furthermore, they have used recycled and reclaimed materials to decorate throughout the store with creative solutions such as using cardboard boxes to make the signage in the office. The Refill Shoppe uses 100% clean energy in its business operations; every kilowatt of electricity used is now a kilowatt produced and put on the grid by a pollution-free renewable source. They installed CFL and LED lighting, planted drought-resistant plants in front of the shop, provide filtered water in the break room, purchased an ENERGY STAR refrigerator, and provide reusable plates, cups, and bowls for their employees. They changed credit card processors to collect customer signatures and send receipts digitally, use only non-toxic and biodegradable cleaners, and do not use any heating or air conditioning. The very nature of their business makes The Refill Shoppe an ambassador for sustainability.

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