STEVENSVILLE — A new concept in personalizing the way people can make a change to help the environment and protect the planet has come to Stevensville. The store, Refill Goodness, owned by Jenny Vedrani, is holding its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 16. Located at 460 Main Street, Suite 108 in Stevensville, the store will be open that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The concept is simple — protecting the environment, one person at a time — adds up to a community practicing re-use of materials that are often thrown away into landfills after one use, such as bottles and cans, etc. Vedrani encourages people to save and clean a bottle that has a lid, that can be re-used for other purposes, rather than disposed of after it’s empty. Bring the bottle to her store and refill it with other items you can use within your household, including soaps for dishwashing, laundry detergent and hand soap among others.

She also has a large number of biodegradable items for household use that can be used many times, and even washed in the washing machine hundreds of times, before those items are disposed of, and all will not unnecessarily fill landfills.

Some of her best selling items are a Swedish dishcloth a multi-purpose swap that absorbs 20 times its own weight, and replaces using 17 rolls of paper towels! Another great seller — chemical free laundry soap, 64 ounces will wash 120 loads, and another, toothpaste tablets. Vedrani noted 400 million toothpaste tubes are thrown into landfills yearly. Use toothpaste tablets instead to clean your teeth and make your breath smell fresh, she smiled. She also suggests using a shaving bar of soap rather than using a shaving cream can. Same results, but reduces the need to throw away one use cans to landfills.

There’s more, but you have to come see them to believe it, she said.

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