St Ives Refill Centre

Introduction to St Ives Refill & Zero Waste Shop

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St Ives Refill & Zero Waste Shop - HELLO

Hi I’m Seona, and I’ve started up a refill and zero waste shop at 1 East Street in St Ives. I sell all sorts of eco-friendly household and personal cleaning products that you can refill over and over again.

I know we are all concerned about our planet and what legacy we are leaving for our children. David Attenborough is pioneering the way to bring the cold hard facts of what we have done to the planet, straight into our living rooms and it’s undeniable that we all have to take some responsibility for reducing our impact on our planet.


Did you know:

  • Only about 9 -11% of the plastics we put in our recycling bins will get recycled - the rest get incinerated, goes to landfill and worse might end up in the north atlantic garbage patch (which is 3 times bigger than France).
  • Britain contributes to plastic pollution by producing 1.7 million tonnes of plastic annually
  • 1 in 3 fish caught have plastic in their stomachs
  • It’s estimated that all baby sea turtles will have plastic in their stomachs

During lockdown I came up with an idea to do what I could to try and make a difference, so I opened the refill and zero waste shop...the idea is rather than using up a bottle of washing up liquid, throwing the bottle away, then going to buy another one, we keep as much plastic in circulation as possible, so we use the same bottle over and over again. The less plastic we buy, the less plastic big companies will produce - so we can be the catalyst to stop the cycle of plastic production.

We have everything you can think of at the shop-

  • Shampoo’s
  • Conditioners,
  • Showergels,
  • Bubble Bath,
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric conditioner
  • Dishwasher powder and tablets
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Rinse Aid
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Anti-Bac Surface Spray
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Multi Surface Spray to dilute
  • Disinfectant for outdoors, drains, sinks etc
  • Anti-Bac Hand Wash
  • White Vinegar
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Citric Acid

And lots more eco-friendly, biodegradable, vegan products in the shop for you to browse.

New opening times are

9 til 12.30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9 til 2.30 Tuesday

3 til 6.30pm Thursday

9.30 til 1.30pm Saturday

Thank you


1 East Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5PB