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Post by MrsC on 3rd March 2011, 9:04 pm

If so, do you mind me asking how much you pay to do so? Especially if you are in the UK.

Today paid 30% more to refill my laundry detergent than the bottle cost originally! So agog at it all that I've even blogged about it: http://mrsc.typepad.co.uk/being_mrs_c/2011/03/it-costs-how-much.html

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Post by Jaded Green on 3rd March 2011, 9:59 pm

I refill my Ecover bottles athttp://beunpackaged.com/ but I am aware that it is costing me more.

You can but Ecover stuff in bulk from Ocado. They do fabric conditioner and washing up liquid in 5L packs - I tend to buy my washing up liquid this way.

Wiggly Wigglers http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/category.html?activecategory_id=19&-session=shopper:5245124607667346B6qkX1DD4C46

sell Ecover stuff in 5L bottles. I'm currently working my way through a toilet cleaner one (using it to refill little ones) and my dad and I share the hand soap one - I need to get more.

I think ww used to sell 25L drums - my friend and neighbour accidentally ordered that instead of the 5L one and I believe ts still working her way through it! Looks like Ecover now sell 15L as maximum size.

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Post by MrsC on 3rd March 2011, 10:09 pm

Thanks JG - I do buy my washing up liquid in the 5l containers from Ocado and refill a smaller bottle from them. It's the laundry liquid where I'm coming unstuck though as with LMC we do do a lot of washing. And looking at WW they don't seem to sell that at all... I may have to send an email in their direction to ask why as they do sell fabric softener and delicates washing liquid.

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Post by MrsC on 3rd March 2011, 10:11 pm

I may learn to read before sending any emails! Embarassed They do sell 5l containers of the laundry liquid, but the reviews of the new packaging are pretty poor...

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Post by MrsC on 3rd March 2011, 10:13 pm

And at that price it would work out as an equivalent of buying a 1.5l bottle at £6.15 making it cheaper to refill the 1.5l bottle I have, but more expensive than buying a new 1.5l bottle from Ocado. Ho hum. I never realised how much I need to look at all the different prices everywhere!

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Post by MrsC on 3rd March 2011, 10:18 pm

Ah, but if you shop at Abel and Cole they are MUCH cheaper than WW...

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd March 2011, 11:14 pm

And switiching to Bio D ( made in UK, impeccable credentials) is even cheaper....
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Post by bronze on 4th March 2011, 1:14 pm

And buying the large bottles of bio-d is even better.

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th March 2011, 1:39 pm

bronze wrote:And buying the large bottles of bio-d is even better.

I buy the 5 l size, would love to have room for the bigger ones but don't. I also get 5 l of Faith in Nature Shampoo, conditioner and decant into a smaller bottle for use in the bathroom. Saves me trips into Ledbury to fill up bottles. And I can re use the contailers after for all sorts of stuff.

Works out very economical.

But if you are close to a shop which does refills it is better ( environmentally) to walk to it and fill up your small bottle. For me that is a less desirable option I am afraid. And probably for bronze as well Very Happy
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Post by Jaded Green on 4th March 2011, 6:36 pm

I must look at Abel and Cole.

When I did but Bio-D, I thought it worked out more expensive - but my source was Oxfam! Trying to remeber whether I liked their washing liquid now. Question
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Post by Compostwoman on 4th March 2011, 7:15 pm

*I* like it much better than any other brand I have ever used, fwiw
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