About Us


Without Waste Shop makes zero and low-waste living accessible by bringing reusable and refillable options to our community. We are a small part of the growing effort to create a more circular economy.



Hello! We’re Charlotte and Darby. Right after graduating high school in Maryland, we packed our bags and moved to California in pursuit of sunshine and beaches. We quickly fell in love with the West Coast’s cold water and unparalleled landscapes.

When we started surfing and participating in beach cleanups with the Surfrider Foundation, the reality of a plastic pollution crisis became abundantly obvious. We made efforts to reduce trash in our own lives, by shopping at the farmers’ markets and in the bulk section, but quickly realized that low-waste options for home and body products were few and far between.

We started Without Waste Shop to satisfy our own desire for an accessible refill station that sells products with only whole, non toxic ingredients. But the shop has also become a source of reciprocal inspiration between us and our customers. The best part of this endeavor has been meeting so many people with a shared enthusiasm for our amazing planet.