Retailers, Individuals, Local and National Policymakers
Refillable bottles and containers allow customers to reuse packaging and so reduce waste. As well as reducing one’s ecological footprint, retailers often reward refill users with lower prices.
Some of the biggest brands offer refill services. Ecover, for example, provides refill stations in many Irish health-food shops to allow people top up their refillable detergent bottles. Shoppers at the Body Shop can avail of their deodorant refill service.
This practice could be expanded across many more products and in many more retailers. To increase the popularity of refills, they need to be well-designed to withstand being refilled multiple times, convenient and clean to use.
Ecover Refill Stations (all over Ireland)
The Body Shop Ireland, 82 Grafton Street, Dublin 2