(SPOT.ph) There's nothing but good things about refilling stations: They help you reduce your plastic waste and they make everyday essentials more accessible to people who have less, since they usually charge by the gram. Below, we round up the places in the Metro where you can refill your everyday essentials. Bookmark this and keep refreshing because we'll be updating this page when more refilling stations open in Manila.
Here are the places where you can get refills of shampoo, soap, and other everyday needs in Metro Manila:
All Things Hair Refillery
In case you missed it, Unilever just launched All Things Hair Refillery—a refilling station where people can reuse empty shampoo and conditioner bottles and fill them up at their stations located at Trinoma, Glorietta 3, and Alabang Town Center. Participating brands include Dove, Cream Silk, Sunsilk, and TRESemmé. The best part is that you'll be charged by the gram, which is pretty helpful if you're on a budget and just need a bit of product. Price per gram ranges from 46 to 58 centavos. Note that they only refill bottles that match the variants available at the refilling station. If you don't have the exact bottle, you can have your existing one exchanged for a new reusable bottle or purchase one for P10. Plus, if you have extra plastic waste at home that you want to get rid of, you can drop them off at the station and they'll take care of the upcycling process. Neat, right?
Ritual has been promoting sustainable lifestyle long before zero waste became trendy. They offer refilling services for your everyday needs, whether it's for cleaning or the kitchen. Their rates start at 29 centavos for liquid soap, 19 centavos for dishwashing liquid, and 59 centavos for shampoo. For the kitchen, they offer ingredients like salt, sugar, coffee, tablea, virgin coconut oil, vinegar, and more. Just visit Ritual at the second floor of the Languages Internationale Building, Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.
Messy Bessy launched their very first refilling station mid-2018 at their Power Plant Mall branch and have since expanded the station to their Venice Grand Canal Mall and Uptown Mall branches. The products available for refill include Messy Bessy's Disinfectant Aroma Spray, Dish Cleaner Aloe Green Tea, and Room & Linen Spray Lavender. Refilling costs 20 centavos per milliliter. All you have to do is bring your old Messy Bessy containers or any clean reusable container and start refilling!
Human Nature's Home Care Refilling Stations will officially open on March 30. Just visit their stores at The Block, SM North EDSA and Commonwealth to refill your home care essentials like the Baby Bottle & Utensil Cleanser (P189.95/500ml), Baby Liquid Laundry Detergent (P289.75/950ml), Human Nature Natural Liquid Detergent (P289.75/950ml), and Human
Nature Natural Dishwashing Liquid (P169.75/500ml). All you have to do is bring your empty, clean, and dry Human Nature Home Care bottles to the refilling stations and you get to save P10 for every refill.
South kids don't have to go too far to refill their home care essentials. Sustainable store Refuse offers refilling services for laundry detergents, dishwashing liquid, and fabric conditioners. Just head over to Pop Culture at Alabang Town Center and find Refuse's corner—it'll be easy to spot since it's filled with a lot of zero-waste essentials. Prices start at 13 centavos per gram.