CHOOSE TO REUSE
Rice, lentils, oats, pasta, cereals, nuts, seeds, chocolate, dried fruits and more
Reusable product bags, jars, metal straws, cleaning products, beauty products
Shampoo, conditioner, household cleaning products, hand soap, oils and vinegars
THE PLASTIC PROBLEM
Plastic in all its forms is a very real problem for our planet. Single-use plastic can and should be eliminated from our shopping.
THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL
With a growing awareness of how plastic is affecting our planet we believe that now is the right time to bring plastic-free shopping to the centre of our town.
Changing shopping habits can come easily with our system which allows you to bring your own container and fill it with as much or little of a product as you like. Our specifically designed weighing scales will weigh your container before and after filling it so you only pay for the weight of the product you are purchasing. NO WASTED PACKAGING.
This has brought us full circle back to the original way of buying food before the days of plastic, with the advantage of updated methods of dispensing products from sealed gravity containers and ski boot scoops.
We stock mainly organic products with the addition of some non-organic ethically sourced alternatives too.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Bring your own container or purchase a glass jar or reusable produce bag and take it to the scales to weigh it.
2. A printed sticker can then be attached to your container and will serve as the base weight.
3. Once you have filled your product, take the container back to the weighing scale and it will give you a weight and price for the product only.
4. This is what you pay for. This tried and tested system is used in Zero Waste shops around the world.
"Four years ago I retrained as an upholsterer and have 'saved' dozens of chairs from being thrown into skips! Prior to that I was a practicing homeopath working mainly with children and allergies. My three children are 22, 20 and 16, and my tibetan terrier Casper is 8.
Why did I decide to take on this new venture?
Recycling is not enough!
Like so many others, I have been meticulous about recycling as much as I can of my household waste. Now, when I look in my bin to see what I throw away, it almost completely consists of plastic packaging from pasta, rice, cereals and the plastic film that covers so many packaged products. I am also very aware of the huge amount of plastic I put into our recycling bin, and started to consider ways to reduce this.
Buying products using my own bags and containers would be the way forward , but it made me aware of a gap in the market in St Albans. After much research, several shop visits and six months planning, I am thrilled that The Refill Pantry is up and running :)" Celina Mendoza, May 2018
'Be the change you wish to see in the world' Gandhi
The Refill Pantry
26 London Road
Tel: 01727 800111
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 9:30 - 17:00
Sunday: 11.00 - 15:00