Refill Station for all the basics!
Submitted byon August 13, 2012 - 11:58am
I think it would be a fantastic idea to set up a refill station, perhaps in the Davis Center. At such a station, students (and teachers / whoever!) would bring their own containers to refill on things like laundry detergent, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, cleaners and other houshold items. It could even be extended to some basic groceries, similar to City Market's bulk section (water, juice, peanut butter, dry goods, etc). This would be a great way to support the local community, if the products were locally made/aquired, and would reduce waste and the recycling of so many containers! Obviously there would be little/no variations to choose from, but as long as the products are healthy and safe, and the price to participate is reasonable, I think this would be a fantastic support to the environment and the community.
The following website is for Earth's General Store in Edmonton, AB, Canada, an inspiration for such a project: http://www.earthsgeneralstore.com/products
Another example: http://www.therefillshoppe.com/home
General company that could be contracted with: http://restoreproducts.com, http://www.sunandearth.com/Sun-Earth-Laundry-Refill-Station/dp/B006H5B82G
Or perhaps a partnership with Seventh Generation: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/refill-stations-cleaning-supplies (they don't have such a station/service yet, but we could help support the start of the service!)