GoGo Refill in South Portland has been saving the planet bit by plastic bit since 2019. At their Knightville storefront, and occasionally from their refill van, you can buy cleaning and bath products in bulk, then shop home goods, baby, and beauty and other cleaning supplies. Ready to make a change? “Think big, start small,” the store recommends on their blog. All of these items can be found at gogorefill.com.

Fillaree hand soap and Rustic Strength dish soap

GoGo’s specialty service is the Refill Bar, where you can buy laundry and dishwasher detergent, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, lotion and more by the ounce. Bring your own container, pick a free one from the community rack, or buy a cute new one in store.

Beeswax storage bags

Reusable and eventually biodegradable, these multi-sized bags are made from organic cotton and coated in beeswax, tree resins, and essential oils. $29 for a set of three

Biodegradable or compostable sponges, scrapers, and scourers

These cleaning tools are just as tough as their plastic or foam counterparts, but at the end of their lives, they will degrade much faster. $2.75 per scraper, $6.99 for two scourers

Glass straws by Strawsome

Neither sharp and cold like stainless steel, nor a little sticky like silicon, these shatterproof, tempered glass straws are also guaranteed for life. Check out the wide smoothie straws for an easier clean. $8.95 to $10.95

Marley’s Monsters Facial Rounds

A bonus for the bathroom: for applying toner or makeup remover, replace your cotton balls with these heavy-duty, double-ply flannel pads that can be washed in the laundry and used again. $17.50 for 20

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