Wish it Were Easier to Reduce Your Waste?
Is your recycle bin overflowing with disposable plastic containers, but you've been hearing very little actually gets recycled? Want to move to a smaller trashcan and not only reduce garbage that is sent to our landfills but save money?
Our mission is to make reducing single use containers and other disposable products easier for you.
We offer home and personal care products delivered to your door in refillable containers along with a line of reusables and low or zero waste items that replace disposables.
Plastic has gone from a miracle material to a natural disaster in just decades. And while many amazing things would not be possible without plastic, we've certainly gone overboard as much of it is from things designed to be used only once then thrown away. It's become clear that our linear, take-make-dispose economy can't continue forever, but items packaged in disposable containers are still most often what we are presented with when shopping for home and personal care products. It's not always easy or convenient to seek out alternatives. The best of intentions can be derailed when you're under time constraints or doing errands with kids.
We can help.
Our founder, Jen, created this company because when she moved to the South Sound, we did not find many options for products that she was used to refilling where she lived previously. Options were limited and required trips to several different stores, some across town. This was not ideal and so she created Tacoma Soap Refillery to make using refillable, reusable and sustainable products easier and more accessible.
Our guiding principles are:
- To make reducing dependence on single use products more convenient for you, our community.
- To make a bigger impact in our community than we can as individuals by donating a portion of sales to help fund organizations that we believe in. Learn more.
- To show our kids that we care about the world we will leave behind for them. Also that we can have big dreams and make them a reality.
We hope you will join us in taking a closer look at where changes can be made towards reducing waste not only in your home, but place of work and in your community. We hope you will also join us in inspiring others.
Learn more about getting refills delivered or visit our shop. Our products have been carefully selected, we don't sell anything that we don't use ourselves. We are proud to support many local, women owned and BIPOC owned businesses.
Our founder is Jen Dossetti. Jen bought her first reusable shopping and produce bags about 20 years ago simply because she just couldn't wrap her mind around where all these disposable plastic items were going and how could it continue at such a rate. That began a long, always a work in progress journey toward reducing waste and trying to live more sustainably.
Jen lives in Tacoma WA with her husband, Justin, and their two children.