Our Story


Refill Nation was born out of our love of home, community, and a desire to eliminate single-use plastics in Aotearoa. So we built a place to go waste-free shopping for a waste-free nation, locally owned and operated in the heart of Te Atatu Peninsula – the first store of its kind in the West Auckland region. Meet our friendly whānau
zero waste shop
Since opening, our Refillers have helped us save over an estimated 160,000 pieces of plastic packaging from entering our environment and landfill – and counting!
Kia ora to that.
To truly drive change, we need refillable and reusable alternatives for everyday shoppers. Refill Nation aims to be the shopping experience of the future for Kiwi households in a bid to help the planet and the next generation.

 There's no denying plastic pollution is a problem

Earth now has its own massive floating island of plastic between California and Hawaii three times the size of France, and growing rapidly. Here in Aotearoa, it is estimated that 20% of our landfills are made up of plastic waste. The majority of this comes from food packaging. Yikes.
As Kiwis, we have a chance to lead the world on reducing plastic pollution. By simply evolving our shopping habits, we wholeheartedly believe in the positive impact we can have on our environment, our community, and our future generations. Learn more here.

Small change is still change

We believe trying to make a difference whatever shape or size counts! You do you. Define what zero-waste living looks like for you in the context of your circumstances and budget. Simple as that. Refill Nation is here to help and support you.
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Refill Nation is proudly partnered with and powered by Ecotricity – providing Aotearoa with 100% renewable and carboNZero certified electricity.  

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