AN ANTI-PLASTIC campaigner helped fill a big gap in Botley with sun-dried mango.

Zero-waste zealot Katie Herring, who launched her plastic-free pop-up shop Scoop in Wantage in July, held her first Oxford event at Botley's Tap Social brewery and bar on Sunday afternoon.

And, with the ongoing demolition of the nearby West Way shopping centre and recent closure of several Botley shops, the pop-op proved a hit.

The 30-year-old from Faringdon said: "It was really good, and we're so grateful to Tap Social for having us.

"A lot of people were saying it was great to have something like this when so many shops have closed and there are so few community events."

In total, Miss Herring refilled 119 containers – including bags, Kilner jars and old takeaway tubs – with a range of dried goods from black tea to white rice.

She said sun-dried mango was particularly popular with young families while the nut mixes were a hit with people sampling the brewery's own beers.

Scoop will be back at Tap Social as part of the Beet the Waste day on Sunday, September 30, and then on the last Sunday of each month after that.