THE owner of a Basingstoke shop is doing her bit to help the environment by offering customers the chance to reduce their plastic use.

The Little Barn Health and Gift Shop, at Scrapps Hill Farm, in Worting Road, has a new filling station, allowing people to refill their original container with various products.

With the month of July offering people the challenge to go plastic free as part of a national campaign led by the Plastic Free Foundation, owner of The Little Barn Gift Shop, Sue Foley, hopes people will be encouraged to visit her shop to help them with their mission.

Each year, millions of people around the world take on the challenge to refuse single-use plastics, with the vision of one day seeing a world without plastic waste.

Along with its filling station, The Little Barn Health and Gift Shop supports ethical British brands, selling mostly vegan products, including remedies, pure essential oils, coconut oil, Epsom salts, vitamins and minerals.

The shop also sells a range of gifts and greetings cards, with many of the products not found on the high street offering an environmentally friendly element, such as plastic free wipes, biodegradable eye makeup wipes and eco-friendly bottle brushes.

Sue, who opened the shop in 2007, said: “There’s no planet B, so we have to look after this one.

“I’m shocked to find out that a lot of plastics aren’t recycled they just go to landfill.

“I think customers are driving manufacturers to be more ethical and responsible.

“Whilst people keep quiet they will carry on, but it’s nice to see people being active about it.”

The 57-year-old mother-of-one, who lives in Oakley, added: “Anything which can go back to the earth and manage the Earth is good all round.”

Visit The Little Barn’s Facebook page for opening times prior to visiting the store.