Green Depot began as a supplier of green building materials, and after a rise in public awareness and interest, they recently took the plunge into the consumer world. Green Depot’s store on the Bowery NY showcases all things to do with ‘living’, from building materials to gardening supplies and lighting options. They have a ‘filter’ system that evaluates the environmental impact of their products, so as to squarely address greenwashing.
The jewel in the Green Depot crown is their cleaning agent refill bar. Anyone can bring a bottle in and have it refilled with all-purpose cleaner or dish soap. The stuff is literally on tap, and a friendly barista (soap-tender?) is on hand to fill the bottles and tape on new labels. The cost? Twelve cents an ounce, which works out cheaper than buying a new bottle.