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New stores are popping up where you can fill empty bottles with items like shampoo, soap or detergent to avoid plastic waste. Is this something you would try?

What types of items would you be open to buying this way?

Yes! It's so much better for the environment (69.8%)

No. It sounds like too much work (3.1%)

Not sure. If there was a store near me, I'd check it out (26.9%)

New stores are popping up where you can fill empty bottles with items like shampoo, soap or detergent to avoid plastic waste. Is this something you would try?
  • stef42678 By stef42678
    on Aug 22, 2019  

    I love the idea of stores refilling bottles to help the environment!

  • Gina679 By Gina679
    on Aug 22, 2019  

    I would definitely check this out. I currently get larger bottles to refill smaller bottles of things like hand soap. It's less expensive too. I currently recycle as much plastic as I can. We do have a well for water so I put empty glass jars in the dishwasher so bugs don't get in my recycling. I find jams & jellys in pretty jars & then save the jars to put flowers in. We all have to get creative in recycling.

  • janiea By janiea
    on Aug 22, 2019  

    I've seen this in a second hand discount store before. I never used it but I would if the price is reasonable. The store I was in had name brand laundry detergent & yes, it was rather messy, detergent was running all down the side of the huge tanks that we're holding the detergent!

  • Mzee13 By Mzee13
    on Aug 23, 2019  

    Great idea. I?ve been into ideas like this especially when starting my minimalist journey. We as Americans can be wasteful; it?s been to cut back on as much as we can.

  • Msdawn By Msdawn
    on Aug 23, 2019  

    Yes absolutely. I have a water cooler than uses the 5 gal water bottles. I do the same with small bottles of water. I reuse bottles several times.

  • Blair199120 By Blair199120
    on Aug 23, 2019  

    I would definitely check it out.

  • Brlamb14 By Brlamb14
    on Aug 24, 2019  

    All about it!!

  • NYCaliGal By NYCaliGal
    on Aug 24, 2019  

    Great idea. Especially since the world is trying to become more resourceful and not being so wasteful! Recycle and reuse!

  • Kiddergal By Kiddergal
    on Aug 24, 2019  

    If it could save money and help reduce waste, it's a win win. Not sure what the odds are that I would remember to carry my empty detergent bottle back to a store with me, at least at first. Would need to be a clean process though.