[productsample] Refillable is a beauty buzz word right now, largely being led by brands that are operating best practice low environmental impact policies in the first place. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Neal’s Yard Remedies are amongst the first tranch of brands to offer refilling. L’Oreal has pledged to make all it’s plastic refillable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 but the biggest barrier to mainstream availability of refilling is space. It’s just not feasible for counters in department stores, already cramped, to have refills of every product – it’s going to take not just the desire to be more responsible but a complete rethink on store design.
At the present time, these two products from Neal’s Yard Remedies have refill availability which also makes a nice saving of £2 per item. The Bee Lovely Bath & Shower Gel (with a beautiful orange scent) also contributes to bee charities, with over half going to boost bee colonies in Ghana where bees are introduced to cashew orchards where the extra pollination increases yields and the farmers earn extra money from honey. Win-win! The other product, Geranium & Orange is something I’m sure you are already familiar with and a classic product from the brand. It’s £10.50 for a refill and the Bath & Shower Gel is £12 for a refill.
Currently, there are refill stations at Neal’s Yard stores in Bristol, Covent Garden, Gillingham (Dorset), Glasgow, Islington, Manchester, Marylebone, Oxford, Salisbury and St Pancras Station, so it’s something to bear in mind if you’re gifting eco-conscious friends that they are near enough to be able to easily refill. I think refilling is really going to become a thing we don’t even think twice about – look how easily (after the fuss) we’ve reduced plastic bag and plastic straw use. I can see limited edition refillable bottles becoming rather covetable. Neal’s Yard Remedies on-line store is HERE.
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