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It’s a win for the planet and the people

Anna-Marie Solowij

Are refills the quick and easy way to dial down on packaging and carbon emissions? Certainly, brands from mass to luxe are embracing this step to sustainability and empowering consumers to think twice and buy once when it comes to the war on waste.


P&G’s shampoo refills across brands including Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Aussie and Pantene come in recyclable plastic pouches, £4 each, and use 60% less plastic per mm of product. At the other end of the price scale, there’s the new La Perla bodycare range, from £83, in bottles and jars you’d never want to throw away, and now you don’t have to because they’re all refillable (from £57, in stores and online It’s not just the saving on plastic waste and carbon emissions, refills are more economical too, costing you less, so it’s a win for the planet and the people.