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June 8, 2022

Toxic Chemicals You May Have in Your Home and Why You Need to Quit Plastic

Alex, owner at Dogwood Refillery, joins the Wild Virginia Coffee Talk podcast to chat about the toxic chemicals associated with plastic, why you need to quit them, and simple (realistic) ways to weed plastic out of your life.

Dogwood Refillery is a conscious market offering low-waste and bulk refill goods for you and your family to live a more sustainable and plastic free life. Before starting the store, she worked for Apex Clean Energy and found that Charlottesville was just missing something like Dogwood Refillery.

This is how many get their start in environmental activism; encouraging others to think more about their consumer choices.

Tune in to this episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk to learn more about Alex’s passion behind starting the store, the benefits of bulk stores in terms of plastic waste, and what harmful chemicals you can find in everyday products in your home,

Even though Wild Virginia doesn’t necessarily do clean ups or activism specifically behind plastics, litter and waste does have cascading effects for our greater environment – including recent news locally that may make you think before you buy something off the shelf.

Changing your lifestyle can be intimidating… but there are some simple steps consumers can take to be better for themselves, their families and the planet. There are many alternatives or plastic free companies that offer products around the globe. Looking to learn more from our favorite plastic haters / educators? Be sure to follow the Story of Stuff or check out Plastic Free Mermaid for helpful tips.

Now, Wild Virginia members get 10% off at Dogwood Refillery, so be sure to head into the store to find plastic alternatives and bulk, refillable products. For more on what you can do to protect our environment visit

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.”

– Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA.