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Refill Solution

This product's packaging is designed to be reused for the same use case. It's capable of being used repeatedly without impairing its protective function.

Sustainable Development Goals
Responsible consumption and production
Proof Point Level
Product Business


The packaging must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Shoppers can purchase a refill of the same product

  • Shoppers can take the packaging to a store to be refilled with the same product

  • Shoppers can return the empty packaging so that it can be reused by the brand

  • The product is designed to refill existing packaging


  • The refill's packaging recyclability must be the same or better than the original's packaging

Publication Requirements

  • Specify how the packaging should be reused

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Website link with refills or explaining refill model

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Service provider if using an external service for reuse

Other Proof Points in this category

The packaging’s components… can be separated and placed in a recycling bin are made from materials that have been used before can be placed in the compost bin to decompose (home or industrial) can be refilled and used again (for the same purpose)
Compostable Packaging Parts No No Only some No
Fully Compostable Packaging No No Yes No
Partly Recyclable Packaging Only some No No No
Widely Recyclable Packaging Yes No No No
Partly Recycled Packaging No Only some No No
Fully Recycled Packaging No Yes No No
Refill Solution No No No Yes (at least some)

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