By eliminating or designing refillable packaging, these companies are making it easy for customers to cut down on single-use plastic without forgoing their favorite brands, making the world greener in the process

Eco-conscious consumers are looking for every possible way to cut down on single-use plastic, from shopping with reusable bags to avoiding products with excessive packaging. Now, some brands are helping them go a step further with refillable packaging. From washed food containers to multiple-use shampoo bottles, these initiatives are working to make packaging more sustainable.

Waitrose
British supermarket chain Waitrose recently extended its Unpacked initiative, which presented over 200 products without any packaging. The supermarket lets customers fill reusable containers such as jars and totes with produce. Even better, the range is offered at a slightly discounted rate.

TerraCycle Loop
Recycling company TerraCycle collaborated with Loop, an online delivery service, to rethink packaging. CPG companies such as PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever also participate, allowing customers to purchase their favorite products in reusable containers. After the product is used, the company washes and reuses each container.

L’Oréal
Most beauty brands are quick to use wasteful packaging, but personal care brand L'Oréal is reducing the materials of its Professionnel's Source Essentielle haircare line with stackable bottles. These stackable bottles can be refilled up to three times at participating salons, and then recycled afterward.


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Eco-conscious consumers are looking for every possible way to cut down on single-use plastic, from shopping with reusable bags to avoiding products with excessive packaging. Now, some brands are helping them go a step further with refillable packaging. From washed food containers to multiple-use shampoo bottles, these initiatives are working to make packaging more sustainable.

Waitrose British supermarket chain Waitrose recently extended its Unpacked initiative, which presented over 200 products without any packaging. The supermarket lets customers fill reusable containers such as jars and totes with produce. Even better, the range is offered at a slightly discounted rate.