Sustain LA

Sustain LA Zero Waste Living + Events | Party with Mother Nature! Sustain LA is is a certified woman-owned small business and social enterprise with a mission to change human behavior of consumption.
(7)

We believe solutions to the climate crisis and restoring the natural systems of the planet come from improving the systems of the people. By disrupting the concept of convenience, you can live a more connected life, preserve resources for future generations and radically reduce waste. Sustain LA launched the first Refill Station in Los Angeles- a one-stop packaging and plastic free shop for all your household, body care and zero waste living needs. Visit us at 5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Sustain LA is a certified Small Business (SBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Open with service changes; Online services available; Delivery available; Pickup available

Let us help with holiday wrapping!We are so excited to share these zero waste gift wrapping options with you! Choose fro...
11/23/2020

Let us help with holiday wrapping!

We are so excited to share these zero waste gift wrapping options with you! Choose from kraft paper, resuable cloth and/or our lovely furoshiki inspired @knotandtuck resuable wraps.

Available in-store- just ask! Also available with pick up + delivery orders and with shipping orders. Just add the Gift Wrapping item to your cart.

We've had fun sourcing these supplies. Thanks to @remainderspas for the reusable cloth, raffia, kraft paper and twill. 🧡 Herbs, dried fruit and the like are sourced from our gardens, and greenery is sourced package free from local farmers. 🌿


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #holidaygifts #giftwrapping #sustainable #zerowasteholidays #simpleliving #giftideas #diy #furoshiki #zerowastetips #zerowasteliving #plasticfree #reuse #supportsmallbusiness

Let's talk containers and BYO for refilling!We love when you bring your own containers for refilling, and we want to hel...
11/22/2020

Let's talk containers and BYO for refilling!

We love when you bring your own containers for refilling, and we want to help ensure your containers are ready to be refilled.

Please review the protocols below to avoid any disappointment. We are following health department guidelines, and these requirements will be in place for the foreseeable future.

1. Containers must be CLEAN, EMPTY + DRY.

2. Containers need a hard, nonporous exterior so we can sanitize them. Plastic containers are ok! Containers not purchased from our shop are ok! Pouches, cloth bags, cardboard jugs and the like cannot be properly sanitized, and we are unable to fill them.

3. We will do the refilling for you! We'll answer any questions you have and refill your containers per your instructions.

4. Containers must be CLEAN, EMPTY + DRY.

We're throwing that last one in again as it can be the most challenging. If your container has product or soap inside, we won't be able to refill it. We do have containers available for purchase, but we'd prefer to refill yours!

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We want to keep everyone safe and healthy. 🧡


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #byo #reduse #reuse #refill #bethechange #sustainable #zerowasteliving #health #safety #saferathome #pandemic #losangeles

☆NEW @helloaloenaturals Otto Oil and Mitti Mud☆ HelloAloe world of skincare is inclusive, as well as uncomplicated, clea...
11/21/2020

☆NEW @helloaloenaturals Otto Oil and Mitti Mud☆

HelloAloe world of skincare is inclusive, as well as uncomplicated, clean and conscious, and we are thrilled to share these with you.

Otto Oil has strong antioxidant properties to treat aging and sun damaged skin. This concentrated, rich, and fast absorbing oil helps decrease the appearance of scars, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Oh, and it smells divine!

Mitti Mud is a healing and restorative mask and cleanser recommended for acne prone, oily and combination skin. It's absolutely refreshing.

All HelloAloe products are handmade in small batches and formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolates, sulfates, animal-derived ingredients, artificial dye or fragrance.

Thank you @helloaloenaturals for the opportunity to share your products in a refillable manner with our refill community. And thank you to our friend @fashionbater for recommending this amazing maker and small business. 🧡


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #handmade #smallbatch #vegan #cleanbeauty #antiaging #health #veganskincare #refill #plasticfree #restorative #crueltyfree #zerowasteliving

We have updated hours next week! Walk-in, refill by appointment, and same day pick up available! Delivery and shipping a...
11/18/2020

We have updated hours next week! Walk-in, refill by appointment, and same day pick up available! Delivery and shipping also available.

Mon, Tues, Wed: 11am-6pm
Thurs, Fri: Closed
Sat, Sun: 10am-5pm

We are usually closed on Tuesdays but will be open on the 24th. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday to give our team time with family.

Please join us Saturday 11/28 for Small Business Saturday!

Sustain LA
5214 Monte Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
free parking in our lot behind the store


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #holiday #hours #blackfriday #optoutside #smallbusinesssaturday #shopsmall #womanownedbusiness #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #zerowasteliving #reduce #reuse #refill

We have new followers and wanted to introduce ourselves! We are so happy to share this journey with you.Sustain LA is a ...
11/17/2020

We have new followers and wanted to introduce ourselves! We are so happy to share this journey with you.

Sustain LA is a woman-owned social enterprise dedicated to zero waste and founded in 2009. Our mission is to change human behavior of consumption so we can restore the natural balance of the planet.

In 2018, we opened the first zero waste refill station in Los Angeles.

Sustain LA
5214 Monte Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Hours of Operation
Weekdays 11am - 6pm | Closed Tuesdays
Weekends 10am - 5pm

We are six blocks from the Highland Park Gold Line @metrolosangeles station, and we have free parking in the back.

We are open for in-store refilling and are following strict health and safety guidelines per @lapublichealth. We also offer contact-free pick up, delivery and shipping.

Our pick up and delivery service is designed to help make your zero waste journey easier. Products are prepared in reusable glass bottles and jars which can be returned for deposit.

When it's safe to do so, we 💚 zero waste events of all sizes. Right now, micro-events for your pod or family are our jam. We offer affordable rentals of real plates, glassware, utensils, napkins + more, and we'll even do the dishes! Choose contact-free pick up or delivery.

Find out even more at sustainla.com.

Thank you for your inspiration and support!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #slarentals #highlandpark #losangeles #hello #newfriends #curbsidepickup #delivery #events #ditchthedisposables #womanownedbusiness #gratitude #community

Thank you for shopping small with us this holiday season. Your support means so much! 🧡When you refill and shop with us,...
11/15/2020

Thank you for shopping small with us this holiday season. Your support means so much! 🧡

When you refill and shop with us, you are also supporting the independent makers and small businesses we partner with.

Since the opening of our store, we've been so fortunate to display the works of @laniefaithmarie. And yesterday, she brought us new stained glass pieces! We now have small and medium sized panels in addition to the original size.

Lanie uses small pieces of discarded scrap glass combined with reclaimed vintage glass to make these beautiful, one-of-a-kind works. She notes the design of each piece often starts with those small, scrap pieces of glass. They present the inspiration for the full design which is then hand drawn by Lanie.

Available in-store and online for pick up and shipping.

We are open for in-store refilling by walk-in or appointment!
Tomorrow (Sun): 11:30am-5pm

On Monday, we resume our pre-Covid hours!
Weekdays: 11am-6pm | Closed Tuesdays
Sat + Sun: 10am-5pm


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #stainedglass #handmade #supportlocal #artists #shopsmall #gratitude #community #holidaygifts

☆NEW- Soy Candles by @pfcandleco☆We are excited to share candles from P.F. Candle Co. with you! @pfcandleco candles are ...
11/12/2020

☆NEW- Soy Candles by @pfcandleco☆

We are excited to share candles from P.F. Candle Co. with you! @pfcandleco candles are vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free and handmade with domestically-grown soy wax.

We love these candles for their subtle, unisex scents- designed with frangrance sensitivities in mind. And we love @pfcandleco for their commitment to sustainability, their employees and community.

When your candle is gone, reuse the container for potting plants, storage or come refill with your favorite product at Sustain LA!

Available now in-store and online for pick up and shipping!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #soy #candles #handmade #madeinlosangeles #seasonal #smallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #shopsmall #holidayseason #giftideas

We frequently receive shipments in cardboard boxes, but we kinda hate recycling cardboard. Wait, what?!It's true. We don...
11/11/2020

We frequently receive shipments in cardboard boxes, but we kinda hate recycling cardboard. Wait, what?!

It's true. We don't take the time to separate packing materials, break down boxes or stuff them in the recycle bin.

Instead, we give these perfectly useful resources a second (or third+) life just as they are! We first reuse some boxes and packing materials for our shipments to you. 💚 The rest we post to the FREE section of online marketplaces.

Sometimes our boxes have special missions- like becoming snuzzly beds for sweet, furry friends (swipe left for photos + adoption info below)!

And can we talk about packing peanuts for a sec? Peanuts made from plant-based ingredients claim to break down in water unlike their evil foam cousins. Yay! But why are we using drinking water to dissolve a useful material? Maybe in the Down-with-Styrofoam excitement we forgot how precious a resource drinking water is? The degradability of the packing peanut in water makes it potentially safer if it ends up in a waterway. It was never meant to be its means of disposal.

A lot of resources and energy are required to make these boxes and packing materials. Their best use is not to end up in the recycle bin or our kitchen sink. Their best use is reuse.

In addition to reducing the burden on Mother Earth, our reuse efforts save us time, energy and money. We hope this inspires you to try reuse first, too!

Now on to these adorable cats! Both are available for adoption from the West L.A. shelter. www.laanimalservices.com

Even though the shelters are still closed to the public, ADOPTIONS ARE POSSIBLE, and also, FOSTERS ARE NEEDED for all kinds of animals!

The gray + white is Prissy (#A2950579), a spayed female about 2 years old. The black + white is Linsey (#A1953235), a spayed female about 3 years old.

Call 1-888-452-7381 to arrange a meeting with either of them!

📷 by Jennifer F., shelter volunteer


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #cardboard #occ #reduce #reuse #recycle #resource #highestandbestuse #upcycle #zerowasteliving #adoptdontshop #cat #foreverhome #love #losangeles

Welcome Back!Come refill with us in-store! With strict safety protocols, we have reopened for in-store shopping, and we ...
11/06/2020
Refill In-Store With Us!

Welcome Back!

Come refill with us in-store! With strict safety protocols, we have reopened for in-store shopping, and we are so happy to share this space with you again!

Limiting capacity to two customers at a time, we are accepting walk-ins, or you can make an appointment (https://sustain-la.square.site/book-an-appointment) to avoid any potential line!

You are welcome to bring your own containers or purchase ours for reuse. We are prohibited from refilling containers with product inside, so please bring containers that are clean, empty and dry. Additional safety protocols are listed below- please check them out!

Current Hours
M, W, Th, Fri-Sun: 11:30am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays

Updated Hours Coming Soon!
Weekdays: 11am-6pm
Closed Tuesdays
Weekends: 10am-5pm

Keep an eye out on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sustain_la) for our change in hours!

We are still offering pick up and delivery services!

PICK UP
Order online (https://sustain-la.square.site/) and pick up same day! Orders are ready in one hour. We prepare orders in reusable containers and most are returnable for deposit. Pick ups are easy and contact-free in the parking lot behind our shop!

DELIVERY
We'll bring refills to your door! Our entire store is available for delivery. To view weekly order deadline and all the zip codes we deliver to, please check out our delivery form (https://sustainla.com/refill-delivery) !

SHIPPING
Our non-refill items are also available for shipping within the continental United States. Gift messages and gift receipts are available just in time for the holidays! Order online (https://sustain-la.square.site/) and choose shipping as your fulfillment option.

Safety Protocols

We are following all recommendations by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and have certified our operations and all of our employees through their self-certification training videos and resources.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO REFILLING IN-STORE:
Stay home if you are ill or have symptoms.

We are limiting in-store refilling to two customers at a time. You will be asked to wash hands at our hand washing station upon arrival.

BYO Containers are welcome! Containers must be CLEAN, EMPTY and DRY. This is a Public Health order, and we are unable to refill containers with product inside. You are also welcome to purchase any of our containers and reuse!

We will sanitize the exterior of you containers and refill per your instructions. Hard plastic containers are ok! We cannot sanitize or refill paper, cloth, cardboard, pouches or similar containers.

As always, face covering and physical distancing are required at all times.

New Additions

Click here for an update from Sustain LA!

With strict safety protocols, we are open for walk-ins!You can now refill in-store by walk-in or avoid potential lines b...
10/21/2020

With strict safety protocols, we are open for walk-ins!

You can now refill in-store by walk-in or avoid potential lines by booking an appointment online.

We are certified by L.A. County Department of Public Health's guidelines and trainings for reopening and require your participation to keep everyone safe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
▪︎Stay home if you are ill or have symptoms
▪︎In-store refilling is currently limited to two customers at a time
▪︎Wash hands upon arrival at our handwashing station
▪︎BYO containers are welcome! They must be CLEAN, EMPTY + DRY.
▪︎We will sanitize the exterior of your containers. We cannot sanitize or refill paper, cloth, pouches or similar containers.
▪︎We also have containers, pumps and sprayers available for purchase
▪︎We will refill your containers per your instructions; self-serve is not available at this time.
▪︎Samples and testers are not permitted per health code. Our refills are sold by weight, so you can always purchase a small amount to try before you commit to a full refill!
▪︎FACE COVERINGS + PHYSICAL DISTANCING are required
▪︎Current Hours: Daily 11:30am-5pm; Closed Tuesdays

CONTAINER RETURNS:
Containers purchased in store are yours to keep and refill. Our container return service is offered for delivery and pick up orders as a means to eliminate single-use and disposable containers. This service has prevented the consumption of over 18,500 disposable containers and 2,000 pounds of plastic since Safer at Home went into effect in March!

We are still offering same day, contact-free pick ups in the parking lot behind our store as well as deliveries. Visit sustainla.com to order online.

We are looking forward to safely sharing this space with you again! Thank you for your continued support. 💚


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #open #welcome #plasticfree #refill #safetyfirst #highlandpark #losangeles #goingzerowaste #bulkisbeautiful #disrupt #convenience #community #gratitude

This is something to celebrate! Together, we have saved over 2,000 pounds of plastic since March 19th!Seven months ago t...
10/20/2020

This is something to celebrate! Together, we have saved over 2,000 pounds of plastic since March 19th!

Seven months ago today, Safer At Home went into effect for Los Angeles. We closed our doors for in-store shopping the day before, and since then, we have thankfully remained open for pick up and delivery as an essential business.

Since March 19th, we have prevented the consumption of over 18,500 plastic bottles thanks to all of you and our team.

Here's a BIG shout out to our team for finding a way to safely continue zero waste refills during a pandemic without an increase in disposable containers- and for making it happen every day with a smile. 🧡

And here is a GIANT, virtual hug to everyone that navigated online ordering and container returns in order to continue zero waste efforts. Thank you for your commitment and support. ❤

With an increase in single-use and plastic consumption during this pandemic, these results hopefully provide some comfort and inspiration. We love you and are looking forward to more amazing collaborations during your zero waste journey!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #plasticfree #bulkisbeautiful #saferathome #pandemic #singleuseplastic #ditchthedisposables #byo #reduce #reuse #refill #highlandpark #losangeles #bethechange #zerowasteliving

☆We are hiring!☆Join our team! We are looking for individuals with a passion for zero waste and dedication to ensuring a...
10/19/2020

☆We are hiring!☆

Join our team! We are looking for individuals with a passion for zero waste and dedication to ensuring an amazing and safe refill experience for our community.

Please visit the link in our bio or visit bit.ly/SustainLAisHIRING to view job descriptions and apply!

Questions can be emailed to [email protected]. Please understand we will not be answering questions in comments.

Let's disrupt the concept of convenience together!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #highlandpark #losangeles #smallbusiness #grow #team #refillnotlandfill #zerowasteliving #community

With your support, we have helped feed 93 families and saved 1.16 tons of produce from going to waste.As a member of one...
10/10/2020

With your support, we have helped feed 93 families and saved 1.16 tons of produce from going to waste.

As a member of onepercentfortheplanet.org, we are committed to people and planet before profit, and we are so pleased to support @seelaorg's efforts to increase food access in South LA during the pandemic.

SEE-LA's mission is to build sustainable food systems that benefit low-income residents of Los Angeles while also supporting local family farms. They operate six farmers' markets in LA: @mlkcampusfm, @centralavefm, @echoparkfm, @crenshawfm, @atwatervillagefm, and @thehfm.

When family farms' sales were impacted by pandemic-related market and resaturant closures, @seelaorg supported those farmers by providing food boxes for local families. These efforts protect essential, local food systems.

This program is still active. If you as an individual or business have the means, please visit @seelaorg's website to support greater food access in South LA. A donation of $35 feeds a family for a week while supporting local family farms.
seela.org/donate/fundraising/


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #foodaccess #supportfarmers #sustainability #foodjustice #seela #farmersmarkets #losangeles #food #foodrescue #zerofoodwaste #foodrelief #pandemic #onepercentfortheplanet #nonprofit #bethechange

Address


Use it!!!

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+13232744383

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Sustain LA posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Sustain LA:

Videos

Category

Our Story

Zero Waste Events + Living Zero Waste is a journey. We’ll guide you along the way.

Sustain LA is is a certified woman-owned small business and social enterprise with a mission to change human behavior of consumption. We believe solutions to the climate crisis and restoring the natural systems of the planet come from improving the systems of the people. By disrupting the concept of convenience, you can live a more connected life, preserve resources for future generations and radically reduce waste. Sustain LA launched the first Refill Station in Los Angeles- a one-stop packaging and plastic free shop for all your household, body care and zero waste living needs. Visit us at 5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Sustain LA is a certified Small Business (SBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Nearby event/venues

Comments

The wait is over! Dish brushes, replacement heads, pumice stones and more are back in stock! We are open for contact free pick up and delivery. Pick ups are easy in the parking lot behind our shop, and deliveries come to your door. Please visit our website for all the details. • • #zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #plasticfree #brushes #selfcare #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #nontoxichome #staysafe #stayhealthy #stayhome
Hi Leslie, do you have Lavender or any other items that smell great?
Where will you guys be this weekend?
Hi Sustain LA! Looking forward to you joining 10 Ways to Zero Waste on the patio at Sage Vegan Bistro on Tuesday, January 22 from 3-6pm!!
Want to help reduce single-use plastic waste at live events and in the music industry? Perhaps at a music festival in LA this weekend? r.Cup is looking for people to join our r.Cup Crew and disrupt the single-use plastic cup. Come and join us! Learn more by signing up with this form:
Great! Bye Bye to plastics!
I am so excited to have you coming to our local farmer's markets!
Keep it going - hopefully we will all begin to improve our environment!
Join me and naturalists from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy on Friday, January 26, on a hike up Agua Chinon Wash to The Sinks, with a visit to one of Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s large riparian habitat restoration projects. Reserve your spot today!