Here’s some good news for those who want to live a greener life.
Now present in various areas around the metro are refilling stations for filling up on popular shampoo and conditioner brands. They’re called “All Things Hair” stations, and have been set up by Unilever Philippines.
These refill stations will be available from March 23 to April 14 in three malls: TriNoma in Quezon City, Glorietta 3 in Makati City, and Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City.
The stations include pumps for Cream Silk, Sunsilk, Dove, and TRESemmé products. The final price per bottle will vary, since it will be based on weight.
Those who don’t have old shampoo bottles can buy a refillable bottle at any station for PHP10 (US$0.19). They also take old plastic bottles for upcycling.
Unilever Philippines Vice President for Beauty and Personal Care Dorothy Dee-Ching said in a statement that they have plans to roll out more stations in other parts of the country.
So far, it looks like a lot of netizens are all for it. Netizens have been tagging friends in the comments section of All Things Hair PH’s announcement post on Facebook since yesterday.
Vanessa Andrea tagged a bunch of people and said: “[This is] a great step towards the right direction!”
Nicole Castro tagged a friend and said it’s an option for people who don’t want to use bar shampoos.
Vanessa Andrea tagged a friend and said: “[T]his is what you were looking for last time. finaaaalllyyy! [Although] I’m using organic shampoo right now haha, I [still] appreciate this effort!”
Mina Velando said: [U]nilever’s refill stations are the kind of eco-friendly convenience we need.”
Gloria Regina said: “[This is a] step towards sustainability.”
Tisha Gacias urged the company to make the stations a permanent feature in the city.
More information about the refilling stations can be found here.