‘Mansfield Refillery’ On The Map

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
– 
Anne-Marie Bonneau

10 High St, Warsop, Mansfield 

The store began in Brianne and John’s front room, in their Warsop Vale home and it now resides in the heart of Warsop, on the High Street.

When I first met the couple, Brianne was running her front room as a shop and Jon was out delivering most days. The couple moved from city-life in Cardiff a decade ago, seeking a more rural environment and green upbringing for their young children. Although Brianne admits that the move was not entirely a result of environmental consciousness or ‘eco’ understanding at the time… The family’s plastic-free journey was a gradual process and continues to improve, as they seek plastic-free alternatives and learn how to sustain and improve their plastic-free lifestyle. Brianne and Jon encourage their customers to treat the process as a journey too, for a plastic-free life cannot be achieved overnight: ‘It takes time. It took us two years to get to where we are and we still hit barriers… It’s hard when you’ve got children.’

It is refreshing to see that they now have a stable and flourishing business, at an accessible and central location, with a good daily footfall and a variety of products to choose from. Mansfield Refillery has come a long way since running as a front-room shop, with a quarter (if not less) of what is available in-store today. The zero-waste service offers refills and no-waste items, encouraging customers to reuse plastic bottles, by bringing them in-store to be refilled.

Refilleries can be done from a wide range of goods, such as hand soap to laundry liquid, kitchen cleaner, and shower gel. Not all in the same bottle of course! Providing your packaging is just one way to reduce plastic. It is the first step on a plastic-free journey. Brianne and Jon are firm believers that a plastic-free life is not a destination or contract for that matter, but a journey to be valued, as one can start as small as purchasing a single bamboo toothbrush and then build on their purchases over time. The store has been met with curious locals, emerging environmentalists, and older residents that note how the set up of the store, is much like how old corner shops used to be, long before big supermarkets and mass packaging came into the mix.

The chances are, however, whatever you require, Mansfield Refillery more than likely can provide or stock it. All you need to do is look at their listings on Facebook (here) or pop into the store and enquire. The pair are welcoming, helpful, and passionate workers, as they swiftly answer queries and provide a personal and proactive service. I always leave the store, feeling a happy and satisfied customer. One of the many millions of people, doing zero-waste imperfectly.

You can follow Mansfield Refillery on Facebook and Instagram

The shop window is always full of quirky treats.
The store supplies food too.
I have my eye on the tie dye lunch bag.

UPDATE: I GOT THE TIE DYE LUNCH BAG.

‘Mansfield Refillery’ On The Map

Author: Phoebe Cox

Date Published: 14 Apr 2021

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
– 
Anne-Marie Bonneau

10 High St, Warsop, Mansfield 

The store began in Brianne and John’s front room, in their Warsop Vale home and it now resides in the heart of Warsop, on the High Street.

When I first met the couple, Brianne was running her front room as a shop and Jon was out delivering most days. The couple moved from city-life in Cardiff a decade ago, seeking a more rural environment and green upbringing for their young children. Although Brianne admits that the move was not entirely a result of environmental consciousness or ‘eco’ understanding at the time… The family’s plastic-free journey was a gradual process and continues to improve, as they seek plastic-free alternatives and learn how to sustain and improve their plastic-free lifestyle. Brianne and Jon encourage their customers to treat the process as a journey too, for a plastic-free life cannot be achieved overnight: ‘It takes time. It took us two years to get to where we are and we still hit barriers… It’s hard when you’ve got children.’

It is refreshing to see that they now have a stable and flourishing business, at an accessible and central location, with a good daily footfall and a variety of products to choose from. Mansfield Refillery has come a long way since running as a front-room shop, with a quarter (if not less) of what is available in-store today. The zero-waste service offers refills and no-waste items, encouraging customers to reuse plastic bottles, by bringing them in-store to be refilled.

Refilleries can be done from a wide range of goods, such as hand soap to laundry liquid, kitchen cleaner, and shower gel. Not all in the same bottle of course! Providing your packaging is just one way to reduce plastic. It is the first step on a plastic-free journey. Brianne and Jon are firm believers that a plastic-free life is not a destination or contract for that matter, but a journey to be valued, as one can start as small as purchasing a single bamboo toothbrush and then build on their purchases over time. The store has been met with curious locals, emerging environmentalists, and older residents that note how the set up of the store, is much like how old corner shops used to be, long before big supermarkets and mass packaging came into the mix.

The chances are, however, whatever you require, Mansfield Refillery more than likely can provide or stock it. All you need to do is look at their listings on Facebook (here) or pop into the store and enquire. The pair are welcoming, helpful, and passionate workers, as they swiftly answer queries and provide a personal and proactive service. I always leave the store, feeling a happy and satisfied customer. One of the many millions of people, doing zero-waste imperfectly.

You can follow Mansfield Refillery on Facebook and Instagram

The shop window is always full of quirky treats.
The store supplies food too.
I have my eye on the tie dye lunch bag.

UPDATE: I GOT THE TIE DYE LUNCH BAG.

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