Plastic-free July is a worldwide movement aimed at easing the global crisis of plastic pollution. In partnership with the Ecology Center, local business Fillgood.co is offering pop-up refill stations during the month of July and beyond. Bring your clean jars and fill up on household goods like dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, and conditioner, all made from non-toxic ingredients. Fillgood.co also provides refills at its store in Albany and by delivery in the Bay Area. Info: ecologycenter.org; fillgood.co
 
Pop-up dates and locations:

Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market: Saturday July 20, 10am– 3pm
 
Ecology Center Store: Wednesday July 24, 4–6pm.
 
North Berkeley Farmers’ Market: Thursday July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17; 3–7pm

For additional ideas on minimizing single-use plastic, read these tips from the Ecology Center.
 
More plastics news from the Ecology Center: Executive Director Martin Bourque went to Geneva, Switzerland, to vote for stronger controls on international plastic trade at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention. Read his presentation about the impact of plastic exports and the regulation of international trade of recyclable plastics: here

Photo courtesy of the Ecology Center.