On the weekend I checked out GoodFor in Ponsonby. It’s a completely organic wholefoods refillery. It’s a store committed to the reduction of plastic use in New Zealand and focused on giving back to the enrionment.
What’s a Refillery? GoodFor in Ponsonby is a store that you can rock up to and stock up (or perhaps refill) the items your pantry needs – all without plastics. *happy dance* Don’t have any spare jars lying around, never fear! You can purchase an array of different types and sizes in store, or they have paper bags available for use too.
It’s simple really, grab your jar or paper bag, fill with goodies, take it to the counter to weigh and you’re good to go! If you’re using your own / bought jars just speak to the staff before filling up!
This store makes me SO happy as I’m on a personal mission to reduce my households plastic use permanently. They also have committed to planting a tree for every transcation made at the store, something that sounds amazing and I’m excited to hear more about when their website launches.
When I visited I only grabbed a few small bags of things I knew I would use – when I went in it was mainly because I wanted to check out what they had in stock – and they had plenty! Spices, salts, pre made mueslis, lentils, rice, chickpeas, kombucha and even shampoos & body washes. Plus much more!
If you are like me and are wanting to be a bit more conscious about the REDUCE in The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (the latter two are a lot easier to do!) and haven’t checked GoodFor out already – make sure you do soon. You won’t regret it!
GoodFor – 3 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby, Auckland