Welcome to Life Unplastic
A Zero Waste Shop + Full-Service Refillery
Life Unplastic is on a mission to find sustainable solutions and alternatives that will simplify our efforts to break free from the disposable, toxic plastic and excess packaging so prevalent in our lives today.
The primary goal of our zero waste refillery is to promote a reduction in waste produced while still making sustainable, eco-friendly products accessible, convenient and affordable.
If you are looking for ways to reduce waste in your life and be a part of the solution, you have found youself in the right low-waste place.
reduce. reuse. refill. rethink.
What is a full-service zero waste refillery?
A zero waste refillery is a type of retail goods store where customers can purchase a variety of different products in reusable containers, like an enhanced version of the bulk bins at the grocery store. Refilleries encourage and accept customers’ empty containers, or provide community-donated jars, which are then filled with the desired product. The full-service is what sets Life Unplastic apart from other refilleries – we do all of the weighing, scooping, pouring, and refilling for you.
Why do we do it this way? We realize that some people feel uncomfortable using bulk scoop bins in conventional grocery stores and as a result, they avoid bulk shopping altogether. Staff facilitating the refills solves that problem while also making eco-friendly consumption easy and convenient.
Let us know if you have any questions, what we’re doing right, and even what we could improve. We strive to make plastic waste reduction as convenient, accessible, and affordable as possible so you feel comfortable and enthusiastic about continuing your waste free journey.
Local Order pick up & in-store shopping hours:
2441 NW 43rd st. ste 24b-1
Gainesville, fl 32606
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