Pop into the new Boots superstore and pick up a bottle for life!
There’s no doubt about it, a change in how we use beauty packaging could have a huge positive impact on sustainability. Did you know that over 95% of beauty packaging is thrown out after just one use? To bring that percentage down, we launched ‘Return · Refill · Repeat’ earlier this year.
Today, we’re excited to announce our next step in the sustainable packaging revolution - our new refill station at Boots Covent Garden store of the future!
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“We absolutely love the Beauty Kitchen bar, a new refill station concept being introduced into the store so we can top up our shampoos, hand wash and body wash without contributing to the country’s single-use plastic waste problem.” - Glamour Magazine
The new Boots store has been given a sustainable makeover - with a water refill station, new paper bags (goodbye plastic bags!) and a sustainable living aisle where you can find our refill station.
Our refill station is designed to put reusability in your hands - all you need to do is pick up a bottle for life (like a bag for life, but for your cosmetics) and fill it up with our sustainable shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and hand wash right there in Boots. Come back time and time again whenever you need a top up and ta-daaahh - just like that, you’re single-handedly helping to lower that percentage of beauty packaging that’s thrown out after just one use.
For now, our refill station is exclusively in Boots Covent Garden store, but stay tuned for more releases around the country.
Good afternoon, I was wondering if your refill station is going to be exclusively for Boots stores as this concept would fit perfectly into one of our stores. We are a independant family business with 3 outlets at present. Have you maybe considered doing an alternative refill station for businesses like ours who are keen to promote refillable options?
Many thanks, Sue
This has been a long time coming and should be pushed out to all stores as quickly as possible. There is a big market for plastic-free products and Boots should be leading the way. I had difficulty finding any products in the Swindon Orbital Boots store today which did NOT come in plastic packaging. This is why many people are turning to online companies which offer more ecologically acceptable alternatives. Palm oil is another grave concern; it would be good to know which products contain certified sustainably resourced palm oil!
Hello, I live in Chester and was wondering if you will be launching your new refill stations anywhere in north west England? Thanks!