Tack shop owner has brainwave over plastic waste

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A tack shop in Berkshire is leading the way in reducing plastic waste within its local equestrian community.

Mel Jones, owner of New Threshers Barn in Thatcham, told H&H that wasteful packaging is a “real bugbear” of hers.

She wanted to do something to counteract the amount of plastic her customers were throwing away, so is now offering refills on fly spray, so fewer bottles will be used, while customers will save money.

“The amount of packaging we throw away really bothers me, and I had a bit of a brainwave,” she said.

“I thought, ‘Why aren’t we refilling fly spray bottles?’ I can’t believe more people aren’t doing it.”

Customers can refill their one-litre bottles from larger containers of the same product for £5 less than if they bought a new bottle the same size.

“If just 10 of my customers do this over the summer it will save around 100 bottles of fly spray,” said Ms Jones, who hopes to introduce further measures in the future to help reduce her impact on the environment.

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