Body Shop launches refill program
Toronto-based beauty retailer The Body Shop Canada, has launched a national program intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced by buying its products. The program will offer refillable aluminum bottles that consumers can bring in to participating stores to purchase shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and hand washes. According to the company, by the end of the year 79% of the chain’s Canadian stores will offer the refill service. The program is part of an international effort to install refill stations at 400 stores in various countries, followed by an additional 400 stores in 2022.
“Our customers have been eagerly awaiting for refills to return to The Body Shop,” said Hilary Lloyd, vice-president of marketing and values for The Body Shop North America. “We're thrilled to be embracing a circular economy approach and provide this sustainable alternative.”