Zero-waste food and lifestyle brand Slowood is planning to launch toiletries refill points across Hong Kong to encourage eco-friendly living.
The brand, which has stores in Kennedy Town, Central, Sha Tin and Discovery Bay, is known for its eco-friendly and cruelty-free products, which consumers can purchase at a lower price by bringing their own containers.
To make itself more accessible to its growing customer base, Slowood is planning to launch 20 to 30 refill points by the first quarter of 2023.
According to the brand, each refill point will feature an electric and user-friendly refill station developed by the Slowood team. Among the products offered at the refill points will be shampoos, body soaps, sanitizers, detergents and dish soaps.
A study by environment group Green Earth in 2016 found that 5.2 million plastic bottles were dumped in Hong Kong every day.
“By making refilling widely available, accessible and affordable, we hope to reach more people and promote the idea of refill to tackle plastic pollution,” Slowood said, adding that more than 1 million plastic bags and plastic bottles were saved from being disposed of in landfills due to customers purchasing refills from its stores last year.
The brand has opened its first refill point in Central Market. It aims to launch the refill points in places like housing estates, university dormitories, fitness centers and shared spaces in the future.
You can follow the Instagram account of Slowood’s Refill initiative to learn about the new locations of its refill points when they open.