A group of volunteers have come up with a novel way of combating the problem of re-usable plastic bottles.
Sustainable Wantage has launched four detergent refill stations at its The Wantage Mix shop on Mill Street.
The community action group is offering sustainable laundry liquids, hand soap and washing-up liquid in an attempt to increase recycling. People will be charged by the litre.
Any container can be used for the detergents, from old plastic bottles to glass jars or milk cartons helping to reduce plastic packaging use.
Katie Herring, a volunteer helping to set-up the re-fill stations, said: “I love that you can pretty much refill using any container you’ve got lying around, giving it a new lease of life and stopping it going into landfill and damaging our environment.
“I can’t wait to launch the stations at The Wantage Mix and start a refill revolution in my home town.”
The products are supplied by SESI, which supplies detergent refills to business in Oxford and London and sells non-packaged food from its stall at the East Oxford Farmers’ Market.
The project will be launched at the Dickensian evening tomorrow and afterwards customers wishing to use the refill stations can visit the shop on Mondays at 4pm-6.30pm and Wednesdays at 1pm-3pm.