A Sustainability Challenge at the Soap Dispensary

October 4, 8:30am - 9:45am PDT. Hosted at The Soap Dispensary

part of a series on Flow

About this FieldTrip

Go on a guided tour of The Soap Dispensary and learn about their mission and goals for the near future, plus the ones they’ve already accomplished since opening in 2011. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to participate in a zero waste puzzle challenge, using items in the shop to brainstorm.

Because their team has a meeting at 9:45am, we will have a slightly earlier finish. Join us from 8:30-8:45am for coffee; the FieldTrip activities will commence at 8:45am sharp!

About The Soap Dispensary

The Soap Dispensary (est. 2011) is Vancouver’s first dedicated refill shop specializing in premium soaps, household cleaners, personal care products, DIY ingredients and fine edibles. We also carry quality lifestyle goods that support zero waste living. In 2017, we opened Kitchen Staples, Vancouver’s first zero waste grocery store right next door. We have now grown to about 800 bulk products for refilling.

Refilling containers keeps single-use plastics out of landfills, watersheds and energy-intensive recycling systems. Bring your own, or purchase one of our reusable containers and have them refilled again and again. Our products are biodegradable and selected for minimal impact on human and environmental health. For those who have children or sensitivities or allergies, there are many options that are gentle and scent-free. We strive to bring pure, local, organic and fair-trade ingredients whenever possible.

As a small, independent shop, we feel lucky to work with so many socially and environmentally responsible businesses that are based right in Greater Vancouver. At last count, 65% of our suppliers are locally owned and 80% of our soaps are locally made.

Learn More: www.thesoapdispensary.com