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refilling

It’s simple, really! Bring in one of your own used bottles from home (can be as big as laundry detergent gallon to a tiny perfume or lotion bottle), or purchase one of our glass or aluminum containers. We also have a donation basket free for the pickins - drop a bottle or take a bottle - rinsed, reused glass and plastic bottles all shapes and sizes!

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tare away!

Step 1: Place your bottle on the scale and record the tare weight before you fill it

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pump it up!

Step 2: Choose your product & fill your bottle a little or to the top - it's up to you!

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weigh and pay!

Step 3: Pop your filled bottle on the scale once more. We'll tally the $ per ounce, at the register and then you pay -

cash, debit or credit

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top plastic recycling statistics

Plastic recycling has long posed challenges. Unlike glass and metal, plastic cannot be repeatedly recycled without quickly degrading in quality.The widely circulated statistic that 9% of plastic waste is recycled in the U.S. has now been deemed an overestimate. Here are some stats that show how recycling has changed in recent years:

5-6%

of all plastics are recycled

Of the 40 million tons of plastic waste generated in the U.S. in 2021, only 5% to 6% — or about two million tons — was recycled.

290 million

pounds less recycled

Between 2019 and 2020, there was a 5.7% overall decrease in plastics recovered for recycling in the U.S. That is the equivalent of 290 million pounds.

85%

ends up in landfills

Approximately 36% of all plastic produced is used to create packaging, 85% of which ends up in landfills.

 

98%

 from fossil fuels

About 98% of single-use plastic products are made from fossil fuels.

 

400 million

tons from fossil fuels

Globally, we produce about 400 million tons of plastic waste yearly.

bans

haven't helped

Until recently, the U.S. outsourced a significant portion of its plastic, but import bans in countries like China and Turkey have fueled a decline in recycling.

recycling

is down

The total bottle recycling rate for 2020 was 27.2%, down from 28.7% in 2019.

2.5 million

bottles an hour

Every hour, 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away in the U.S.

75 million+

tons of plastic

Between 75 and 199 million tons of plastic are currently in our oceans.

450

years

Plastic bottles take upwards of 450 years to degrade.

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