Single-use plastic is so passé. From crammed landfills to litter-filled oceans, we’re seeing the adverse effects of our addiction to disposables. Now Upstate entrepreneur Kendall Daly is offering an alternative to plastic waste with her new venture Amend Market.
Amend is a refill service that encourages people to cut back on disposable plastic by refilling containers they already have in their homes with hand soap, multipurpose cleaner, dishwasher granules and other green products. Products are sourced from ethical small makers—primarily women-owned businesses—located in the Southeast region of the U.S.
Everything is dispensed via a slick set-up, unfolding from the back of Kendall’s car. Sweet-smelling home and beauty products are sold by weight, alongside bulk offerings of quinoa, garbanzo beans, black beans, and rice.
Plastic and disposables usage have gone through the roof. I wanted to create a way to stop plastic waste before it gets into the trash, and to get clean products that are good for your body.
Kendall will fill any container, from used Mrs. Meyer’s bottles to washed-out peanut butter jars. For the more discerning customer, her website offers sleek refillable containers and her Instagram showcases repurposing hacks perfect for an aesthetically pleasing pantry.
A Greenville native who earned her degree in environmental and natural resources at Clemson, Kendall previously worked as a sustainability coordinator at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. She launched Amend Market on Earth Day 2021 to counteract the increase in single-plastic use during the pandemic.
“Plastic and disposables usage have gone through the roof,” she says. “I wanted to create a way to stop plastic waste before it gets into the trash, and to get clean products that are good for your body and your family to people where they are.”
Order and schedule your refill at amendmarket.com.
How It Works
Amend market offers sustainable everyday essentials, refilled at the customer’s door, throughout Greenville and the surrounding area. All you have to do is click “schedule a refill” at amendmarket.com, and Kendall will bring 16 clean products to your door. During the refill visit, you pick the containers you wish to fill and the price is based on the weight of what you choose.
Amend also sells thoughtfully packaged goods such as soap bars in reusable tins, and dish soap, shampoo, and conditioner in pump bottles, as well as “tree-free” toilet paper and other household items. You can purchase these items in advance on the website and they will be delivered during your refill time slot.
Some of the products that Kendall offers:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Baking soda
- Body wash
- Detoxifying charcoal soap
- Face mask powder
- Fragrance-free laundry sheets
- Laundry soap and powder
- Lavender face toner
- Liquid hand soap
- Organic grains and beans: black beans, quinoa, garbanzo beans, white rice
- PlantPaper tree-free, eco-friendly toilet paper
- Reusable facial rounds
- Rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner
- Soap bars in lavender, eucalyptus, camp, and cedar
- Solid dish blocks
- Wool dryer balls
Photograph by Paul Mehaffey