Great Lakes Refill Co is Sarnia-Lambton's first zero-waste grocery store and bulk refill bar. Our mission is build community around environmental stewardship by creating access to package free, sustainable groceries & lifestyle products.
We're here to support you on your journey to reduce waste. While it may seem daunting at first a few simple changes can make a huge impact. Together we can make change.
Wondering how to get started? Watch the video below for some helpful tips on how we operate in store.
This water is our water
for reducing your ecological foot print at the mouth of the St. Clair River where the Great Lake Huron feeds millions of people across North America.
A warm, clean, and inviting space to refill your own containers with food, bulk staples, household products, spices, teas, and roast coffee, with an emphasis on local, organic, sustainable, and health conscious. Melissa and Lisa are knowledgeable about the origin and source of their products and the impacts of the choices their clients can make in reducing their waste and ecological footprints.
Great Lakes Refill provides many household, grocery, and personal care items, all with our planet in mind. I love this local business and highly recommend them! Their staff are super helpful and friendly.
This place is so great for so many reasons! It is so beautiful, clean and simple inside. All staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I had an amazing experience in the store recently looking for face mostiruizer. I couldn't have asked for better staff helping me load up my reusable containers !! Variety of products avaible including bulk food, household products, cosmetics and more. Highly recommend this store!
Our impact metric is measured from September 2018 to June 2021.
The number of trees planted represents our loyalty customers who have chosen to donate their rewards to Climate Action Sarnia's tree planting initiative in our community. This program started in late January 2021.
The number of bottles saved is an approximation based on the number of bulk liquid products sold in store. It takes the total kilograms sold and is divided by 250 grams which is the approximate weight of an average prefilled product (i.e. the range can be from face cream 30 g to laundry 2.5 KG). This does not include the additional waste saved from packaged dried goods that typically come in plastic. We estimate the plastic waste saved is much higher and will only continue with your efforts!