New product delivery in new containers is $3.00. Used container pick-up and product deliveries (required for product refills and customers who use their own containers) is $4.00. Both options are only available within the Columbia city limits. If you sign up for a Cleanscription, you can receive regular product delivery and used container pick-up for $3.00 a month and 10% off of all products.
Product pick-up is free and available to all residents of Mid-Missouri. Products can be picked up at 110 Orr Street on Thursdays from 4:00- 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
The Clean Refill sells all of its liquid products in reusable glass bottles to meet its zero waste goals. These containers are more expensive than plastic containers and the cost of the containers is not included in the product costs. To make the zero waste containers accessible to all customers, The Clean Refill sells these containers to its customers at cost. Customers are only charged for the container when they buy a clean refill product for the first time. All product refills are provided in complementary containers as long as the customer returns their used container before they receive their product refills. (Cleanscriptions allow you to keep your used container until the second refill delivery. This way customers will always have two containers on hand, providing the opportunity to fully empty one container before returning it to be cleaned).
Recycling is a great step towards reducing waste, but, unfortunately it is not enough, especially when it comes to plastic waste. Only 9 percent of plastic, including what we add to our own recycling, is actually recycled1. There simply are not enough industries to recycle all of the plastic waste we produce. Plastic waste is so prevalent that it is in our soil, air and water2. Marine plastic debris has negatively impacted 86% of all sea turtle species3. The best way to prevent further plastic waste is to stop buying single use plastic products and to start buying reusable, non plastic products, which is what The Clean Refill sells!
The Clean Refill currently purchases products from three, U.S. based wholesalers.
Most of The Clean Refill’s face, hair and body care products are from Essential Wholesale and Labs, based in Portland, Oregon. Essential Wholesale and Labs sources sustainably-harvested and worker-friendly ingredients for its products. It also purchases organic ingredients whenever possible (you can see the % breakdown of organic ingredients for its products listed on The Clean Refill website). Essential Wholesale and Labs never tests on animals and they are Leaping Bunny certified. Their facility is powered with a large solar panel array and products are transported to The Clean Refill with carbon neutral shipping.
The Clean Refill’s soap and shampoo bars, hand soap and castile soaps are made by Oregon Soap Company. Their products are artisan crafted with organic ingredients, certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Oregon Soap company plants one native tree or plant for each 10 bars or 5 gallons of soap sold!
The Clean Refill’s house cleaning products, dish and laundry soap are made by Brightly Green, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Brightly Green’s products are plant based, kid and pet friendly, cruelty free and 100% biodegradable. All of their products are approved for People and the Planet by Green America.
The Clean Refill would like to sell more local products. If you are a local producer of cleaning, soap or beauty products and you would like to sell products through our store, please contact us!
1 A whopping 91% of plastic isn't recycled.. National Geographic. December, 2018.
2 Plastic Planet: How tiny particles are polluting our soil. United Nations Environment Program.
3 The Problem - Our Throwaway Lifestyle.. Clean Water Action.
4 National Overview: Facts and Figures on Materials, Waste and Recycling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
5 U.S. and World Population Clock, U.S. Census Bureau.