Reduce. Reuse. REFILL. Where To Get Your Products Topped Off In LA

Leslie Van Keuren Campbell —founder of Highland Park's recently opened Sustain LA store — has another method. Refill.

Original Article Credit by Jonaki Mehta in News for laist

You’re out of shampoo so you toss the empty container in the recycling bin and grab a new one. Leslie Van Keuren Campbell —founder of Highland Park’s recently opened Sustain LA store — has another method. Refill.

Sustain LA is part of a wave of businesses that encourage a zero-waste lifestyle and environmentally conscious products. “We’ve been sold for a long time that convenience equals more packaging, so our mission is to change those ingrained concepts,” said Campbell.

She started promoting zero-waste over ten years ago when she first began Sustain LA as a consultancy that helped restaurants and businesses become sustainable.

Today, the brick-and-mortar store features a “refill station” with a wide variety of household and personal-care products that are sold by weight.

Here’s how it works: you bring your own reusable container or buy one, fill it up with the product you’re looking for, weigh it, and pay.

The store carries cleaning supplies like detergent, multi-purpose spray, borax and personal care products like body wash, shampoo, and even toothpaste that comes in tablet-form without packaging.

The big idea at Sustain LA is to encourage reusing and reducing so potentially recyclable waste isn’t being created at all. As Campbell said, “recycling is the minimum we should be doing.”

  • SUSTAIN LA

The founder of Highland Park’s recently opened Sustain LA store started promoting zero-waste more than a decade ago when her business was a consultancy to help other companies become sustainable.

Today, her brick-and-mortar store carries cleaning supplies like detergent, multi-purpose spray, borax, and personal care products like body wash, shampoo, and even toothpaste that comes in tablet-form without packaging.

5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 274-4383

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