Waste not, want not: 6 sustainable and refill shops in Seattle

Ideas for those looking to shop in a more eco-friendly way.

A line of shelved carts holding containers of refillable laundry detergents and cleaners sit aestheically within A Public Shop's location in West Seattle.

A Public Shop has made doing chores look like a very aesthetically pleasing task.

You may be pretty solid at recycling your plastic packaging, but how’s your reusing game?

Many shops around town let you refill empty containers with products like laundry detergent and dry goods. Here’s where to find them and other local businesses offering sustainable items.

Mimi’s Zero Waste Market, 7749 15th Ave NW | Pantry options range from essentials like salt and baking powder to fun food items like matcha tea and dark chocolate-covered cherries.

A Public Shop, 3836 California Ave. SW | Get your home and body smelling real good with a large variety of items like laundry detergents, natural deodorants, toothpaste, and dishwashing brushes.

PCC Community Markets, multiple locations | While you do your regular shopping, you can also bring your refill containers to your local store to restock teas, beans, spices, and body care items.

A group of women huddle around Out of the Box Eco Store's mobile refillery in a residential driveway.

Yep — the Out of the Box Eco Store will literally come straight to your driveway for you.

Out of the Box Eco Store, no set location | Don’t have time to run to the store? This mobile market will come to you. After you make your online order, leave your containers on the front doorstep to be refilled. The biz also does refill parties if you’d like to host one at your home or workplace.

Eco Collective, no public location | This locally operated, shipping-only business its offerings like resuable eye masks, deodorants with biodegradable packaging, and dish soap bars that replace up to three plastic bottles of the sudsy stuff.

Pike Place Market, 94 Pike St.| Shopping directly from local farmers is pretty darn sustainable, but the market has also highlighted several vendors that go above and beyond with products like hand-blown reusable glass straws and artworks from repurposed wood.

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