Green Tip #16: Refill Stores

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Green Tip #16: A couple of you mentioned that there is a refill outlet in the Sonoma Market Shopping center. This is great news! For those of you who have not been to a refill center it’s definitely worth checking out. You either bring a container from home or buy one there and have it filled with the product of your choice. They have a large selection of personal care and cleaning products. You simply bring back the container and have it refilled time and time again. The cost of the product is roughly equivalent to the cost of buying the same product in a grocery store or pharmacy and you do not have to dispose of the container once you’re done. Bulk purchases made by the refill store result in less waste and transportation pollution.