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WHY REFILL?

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum

Did you know that the equivalent of one truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute of every day, and that plastic can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade? Plastics have given our society great benefits in terms of convenience - but at what cost?

By replacing common single-use items with reusable ones, you can drastically reduce the amount of waste you create. While recycling is great, it is estimated that just 9 percent of the plastic ever produced has been recycled. This is why recycling is the last in the "reduce, reuse, recycle" model.

Our service helps you focus on the first two R's by refilling common household products such as laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaner in reusable bottles. We provide a circular model of distribution that allows the consumer to drastically reduce their plastic consumption by reusing the container the product comes in. This differs from the current linear model of distribution and consumption in which the product is used and the packaging is thrown away. We are essentially bringing back the milk man! 

Re Refill provides a solution to the plastics crisis, and gives the consumer a CHOICE about how their product is packaged. Our ability to buy products in bulk quantities allows us to help you drastically reduce your household plastics consumption. None of our products is delivered to you in a cardboard box, so we also drastically reduce cardboard consumption (plus, you don't have to deal with those boxes!). If the average household refilled seven products per month, that is 84 plastic bottles per year saved from the waste stream per home. If 100 households in Tampa Bay participated, that would be 8,400 plastic bottles per year. One thousand households would be 84,000 plastic bottles. What if all of Tampa Bay (3 million people), the United States (325 million people), or the world (7.6 billion people) refilled their containers rather than tossing them or hoping they get recycled?? The numbers are mind-boggling!

Small changes add up to big impacts!