Maison Verte Refill Station - Leading the Refill Revolution in Napa Valley
By Carolynne Gamble
Reuse, recycle, repurpose . . . We’ve all heard the admonition. Well, now you can Reduce, Reuse, Refill and REPEAT! And “ Green Girls” like me have a commitment to be eco-friendly for the greater good. Here’s some great news to help your zero-waste lifestyle purpose.
Maison Verte, the first zero-waste refill station in Napa Valley will have a booth at the Napa Farmer’s Market, beginning in March. “We’re on a mission to make living with less plastic easier,” announces owner and founder Aline Chene Brisoux.
What’s a zero-waste refill station?
Maison Verte refill station offers a way to reduce your personal plastic waste, save money, and signal to larger stores and manufacturers that there’s a demand for zero-waste products and services. It’s a way to reduce your use of plastic.
Research reports that every year around the world, we create more than 300 million tons of plastic – and half of this is single-use. One of the worst offenders is plastic bottles.
“By offering a way to shop, without the pointless packaging, we’re helping prevent plastic pollution and making ‘reduce, reuse, refill and repeat’ the new social norm,” adds Aline.
Here’s how it works.
You bring your empty container, weigh it at the booth, fill it up with your product of choice, re-weigh the container and then pay for what you’ve taken.
Maison Verte Products
Refill bulk products include health and beauty products - shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion, hand soap, plus toothpaste tablets, dental floss, and reusable cotton pads.
They have fully compostable toothbrushes, not made with plastic. The deodorants are allergen-free with compostable packaging, instead of plastic.
They also have laundry detergent, dishwasher liquid soap, all purpose cleaner, and kitchen essentials - brushes, sponges, and grocery bags.
So remember to save the plastic containers and refill over and over at the Farmer’s Market. That’s what I do. You can also buy glass, reusable containers at the booth.
Are refill stations cheaper?
It’s difficult to compare because you are buying by the pound instead of by the container, but you can see the price comparison form available at the booth. Maison Verte has superior quality and I can verify the claim. I’m a devoted convert.
Yes – zero-waste makes a difference!
It is an essential choice to avoid such ordinary, everyday things as plastic packaging and single-use plastics. The zero-waste movement breaks the unsustainable, wasteful product consumption cycle.
Zero-waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary – to guide people in changing their lifestyles to adopt sustainable natural cycles. Maison Verte is helping Napa Valley pave the way to eco-friendly living! I hope you will join me.
“Maison Verte means Green House in French, and our mission is to provide safe and clean solutions for the family and the environment through refill and zero-waste household solutions. Our goal is twofold; reduce single-use plastics, and educate our community to adopt simple habits to make a difference in their waste,” explains Aline.
Aline is a mom and she cares about her family’s future. She is passionate about health, and has a private practice as a Holistic Practitioner.
Her idea for a product refill station came from her purpose to reduce plastic in her family’s home. Refillable means less single-use plastics and less waste. She invites you to join the “Refill Revolution” for your health and the health of our home, Mother Earth.
maisonverte.us | 707.819.0062
Maison Verte Refill Station | Napa Farmer’s Market 1100 West St. in Downtown Napa
Open: Saturday (year-round) & Tuesday (April-Dec.) HourS: 8 am to Noon