Live your best non-toxic, plastic free life.

2.5 miles from the CSULB campus

About the Shop

In 2017, BYO at Algalita opened as the first refill shop in Los Angeles County. Our refill bar includes non-toxic home and personal care products like soaps, shampoos, detergents, cleaners, and other essentials. We also offer a variety of reusable and plastic-free goods that support low waste living. 

Before you visit:

KNOW WE ARE OPEN DAILY from 11am – 5pm. Follow BYO Long Beach on Instagram for real-time closure updates.

GATHER CONTAINERS to refill. Consider the shape, size, and functionality of each one to ensure it’s a good fit for your product needs. Repurposed containers are recommended, though we also offer new containers for purchase at the shop.

GET EXCITED ABOUT THE 10% DISCOUNT for customers who travel to our store via alternative transportation (ie: not your car)

ANTICIPATE OUR WEIGH & PAY SYSTEM that allows customers to purchase as much, or as little, product as they like. Most products are sold by the ounce, and our store staff is happy to show you how the scales work!

LEARN MORE about this location and how it’s a partnership between Bring Your Own Long Beach and Algalita, an organization dedicated to ending plastic pollution.

Meet the Owner

Julie Darrell

“I was able to find package-free foods at the farmers market and local grocery stores.  But finding package-free soaps and body care products was near impossible.  I figured that I can’t be the only one looking for these products, so I started Bring Your Own Long Beach.”

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