The Refillery, an eco-friendly shop in St. Pete, will close its doors this January

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St. Petersburg’s eco-friendly store The Refillery will temporarily close its doors on January 14, so we encourage every to visit now and get your fill of detergents, sanitizers, shampoos and more. You can see the array of their products on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s the full statement from The Refillery on Instagram:

“Hello refill community! My name is Monica Leonard (pictured left) & I own The Refillery St. Pete & Molly’s Suds. The Refillery first opened its doors on Earth Day in 2019 as a way to connect Molly’s Suds to the local community & offer safe household cleaning products in bulk, as well as making an effort to be more environmentally friendly. We could have never imagined the impact we would make & the impact our customers would make on us. In our first year alone we filled over 10,000 refills, saving countless containers & plastics from polluting our local environment.

None of us could have foreseen the changes that a pandemic would have on small businesses & we were not immune. At this time, myself & Vanessa, our store manager, (pictured right) have made the difficult decision to step back in an effort to restructure the Refillery & we will be temporarily closing our doors as of January 14, 2021. Moving forward we will have refills available in various locations that will be announced in due time. If you have gift certificates they will also expire on January 14.

In no way do we want our community or customers to lose their drive & passion for sustainability. We are very proud of the difference that we’ve made & you should be too. None of it would have been possible without you. You helped us create a space for community, eco-friendly practices, education & fun.”

Reduce your carbon footprint in the Sunshine City

So you want to reduce your carbon footprint, cut down on plastic waste, and live an overall more eco-friendly life. Where to begin? You can start at The Refillery, St. Petersburg’s eco-friendly shop.

In a recent interview, legendary environmentalist, documentarian David Attenborough said the one thing all humans can do right now to save the planet is stop wasting. If you take an inventory of your toiletries, the packaging your goods come in, the amount of paper towels and soap/detergent bottles used in the kitchen, or even the ingredients in your sunscreen, you’ll probably find there’s room to do better. I say this as someone who recently had that revelation.

Side note: Mention I Love the ‘Burg when you visit the shop for 10% off your entire purchase. 

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The Refillery features a variety of toiletries and cleaning products such as laundry detergents and dish soaps. Bring your own containers, and fill up as needed. You can also purchase containers at the store if you don’t happen to have your own.

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There’s also a box of donated empty containers at the front of the store available for any customer for free.

Customers are also advised to bring their own bags to carry out.

Introducing the eco-friendly DIY Bar

The Refillery features a full DIY Bar where you can purchase items like Epsom Salt, Beeswax Pellets, Shea Nut Butter, Cocoa Butter, Rose Water, and Sweet Almond Oil.

A book of recipes is available at the DIY bar as well to guide you through the process.

Molly’s Suds, a concept from the owner of The Refillery, is well represented at the store. The locally owned concept offers athletic detergent, all purpose cleaners, sink scrubs and more.

We’ve partnered with the eco-friendly, near zero waste store for special Molly’s Suds bundles. The bundles include Kitchen Essentials; DIY Essentials; and Laundry Essentials. Follow the links to see what’s included in each, and to purchase your own!

Here’s how the shopping process goes.

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How to shop at The Refillery 

Bring your empty containers or purchase some of the store’s to refill your products. Before you begin shopping, you’ll weigh the containers at the front of the store.

Refill your products, shop, and learn more about how to reduce your waste. When you’re ready to check out, meet a Refillery associate at the desk to weigh your contents and pay.

Weigh your containers when you’re done shopping

You only pay for the weight of the product inside your containers, and not for the weight of your containers — hence why you weigh them BEFORE you start shopping.

Follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram for updates on new products.

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#ShopSmall & #Support Local day 4/73: @refillerystpete as nominated by @ysann3 The Refillery is a women-owned business in @stpetefl helping save the planet and uplifting the local economy all at once. Cut down on single use plastics. Bring your own refillable container and fill up on laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, reef safe sunscreen, bug repellent, shaving cream, sink scrubs, body lotion, hair spray and more. You can also shop reusable straws, succulents, and enjoy the huge DIY bath fizzies. Every Monday they offer 10% off @mollys_suds refills, and every Friday they offer 25% off on a rotating selection of products. Mention #ilovetheburg at checkout and enjoy 10% off your purchase. Curbside pick up is also available. Location: 7490 30th Ave N

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Location: 7490 30th Avenue N, Suite B

Written by Andrew Harlan

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