Zero.Refill 

"When you make yourself into Zero, your power becomes invincible" Mahatma Gandhi 

At Kahuku Natural Zero Waste is really important to us. 

Now from the comfort of home, you can purchase your refill bottles, fill up your trigger and pump bottles at home with our stunning plant originating ingredient liquid soaps, shampoos, pet shampoos, and household cleaners. Our bottles can be reused by you, passed on to others for reuse, or returned to us free of charge (full boxes only), and we clean, sterilise and reuse them! 

Zero.Refill

We believe there is no easy solution to packaging, everything has a trade off, whether it be a higher upfront carbon footprint for a longer life cycle and lower overall footprint, or a lower upfront footprint with shorter life, and non biodegradable or reusable end life.

We have chosen a higher upfront, long life cycle, and 100% reusable option using stainless steel and glass.

Once you replace the bottles in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry with Kahuku Zero.Refill stainless steel bottles, you won't buy bottles again for life* or if you use our glass option, you will never put a plastic bottle into landfill, wish cycling or contribute to plastic pollution!

In addition to our bottles we design our packaging boxes to be able to withstand repeated use, and when they cannot handle any more, they are biodegradable. We use paper tape, paper labels.

We accept stainless steel does not have the lowest footprint upfront. It is however the most sustainable overall in that is facilitates a fully circular economy. One which functions more like a natural ecosystem in terms of nothing is ever wasted. 

The reuse and eventual recycling of our bottles also creates jobs.  

 

We use only stainless steel liquid containers for our bulk refill containers, and optional stainless steel or glass for our consumer sizes.  

Our outer packaging and cushioning is biodegradable paper packaging. Absolutely no plastic!

 

So how does Kahuku's Zero.Refill program work?

In a nutshell, buy our refill bottles, fill your own at home. When the bottles are empty, return to us (free of charge), and buy more!  Easy As!

Read more here or download our brochure

 

 

STAINLESS STEEL

GLASS

PLASTIC

 

 

Infinitely Recyclable & Reusable

Infinitely Recyclable/Reusable however often downcycled into roading aggregate or landfilled due to recycling system limitations and contamination

Can only be down cycled approx 7 times before can no longer be recycled or used and becomes landfill

 

 

Energy Intensive to produce

Energy Intensive to produce

Less energy intensive to produce but uses finite petroleum resources

 

 

Reasonably light to transport

3x weight of stainless steel to transport

Lightest material to transport

 

 

An average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material. Approximately 90% of end-of-life stainless steel is collected and recycled into new products

Whilst very recyclable, only approximately 25% of glass is actually recycled

Approximately 91% of all plastic made, has never been recycled. End of life ultimately most plastic ends up in landfill

 

 

Non toxic if ends up in landfill. Can always be recycled. Won’t end up in tiny pieces inside animals

Non toxic if ends up in landfill. Can still possibly be recycled. Is very hazardous to humans and animals when broken

PET will never decompose. Becomes toxic in landfill. Breaks into tiny micro plastic which ends up in soil, inside animals and sea life

 

 

Won’t ever break if dropped during transportation

Will break if dropped, and very fragile to transport requiring more packaging

Doesn’t break when dropped but may still split or lose structural integrity

 

 

 *We give the bottles a 10 year life.  Does not include the pump or trigger.