AN 'UDDERLY awesome' scheme which allows customers to refill glass bottles with their daily milk supply has been launched on Anglesey.

Thought to be the first of its kind on the island, a milk refill station has been opened at Siop Ellis Spar, in Llangefni.

The initiative, the brain child of shop keepers Paul Ellis and his partner Leonie Gaulton, started on Friday - and has already proved a "massive success" with customers.

The idea sees people either buying a glass bottle from the shop or bringing in their own container, to fill up with milk from a machine.

When the milk is finished, it can be washed out and the same glass bottle or container used again and refilled. The initiative aims to reduce plastic waste on the island.

The machine issues semi-skimmed milk from Welsh suppliers, and which comes from nearby Central Dairies, at Gaerwen, Anglesey.

Green minded couple Paul and Leonie already run other successful recycling schemes at their Spar, on Church Street, including collecting product packaging not accepted in usual recycle schemes.

They take items such as empty crisp packets, Pringle tubes, biscuit and cake wrappers, empty make-up wipes, toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and other items. Any cash raised from the recycling is donated to local playgroups.

Paul Ellis said: "I can't believe just how popular the milk station is proving, already, the milk is just flying out of the shop.

"We have had a massive interest on social media, and everyone thinks it is a really great idea. It is our way of helping to reduce plastic waste on Anglesey.

"My partner Leonie has all these great ideas Eventually we'd like to sell more types of milk, at the moment it is just semi-skimmed, but we will see how this goes, but it is looking good."