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How it Works

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Why it works

  • 23 percent of landfill waste comes from containers and packaging.

  • Each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks and waterways.

  • Only 9% of plastic packaging in the U.S. is recycled, 12% is burned and the rest ends up in a landfill—or even the sea.

  • Ocean pollution is mostly made up of plastic that finds its way into our waterways and consists of two main categories: chemical pollution and straight-up trash.

  • A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and this number is set to increase by another 20% by 2021.

  • The same report said more than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were purchased in 2016 across the world — up from 300 billion a decade ago.

  • Additionally, less than half of the bottles purchased in 2016 were recycled — with just 7% of those collected turned into new bottles, and the rest ending up in landfill sites or the ocean.

  • In 1974, global plastic consumption per year was 4.4 pounds per capita. Today, this has increased to roughly 95 pounds — and this number is still set to increase.

  • Check R Location to find out where we are refilling.

  • Bring your empty, clean containers to our refillery, borrow a donated container available on board or purchase one from us.

  • Fill your container with one of our safe, natural and eco-friendly products dispensed from a refillable bulk container.

  • Pay for your products based upon the net weight of your re-filled container.  We only accept debit & credit cards.


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Zero Waste International Alliance defines zero waste as:  “Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”

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