An eco-friendly business in Llandeilo has teamed up with the Heart of Wales line in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint.

Y Pantri Glas, a new zero waste shop which is due to open on Saturday, June 15, has used the local train service to take delivery of their skincare range from Kutis Skincare, who are based near Llandridnod Wells.

The shop’s vision is to offer the best quality foods and ethical lifestyle products to support the planet, ecosystems, communities and lives.

The shop will stock a range of loose foods where customers can bring their own container to fill with the quantity they want, plus toiletries, household and other plastic alternative products.

Cathy Pearce, one of the shop founders, said: “We wanted to see if we could reduce our carbon footprint by using the train rather than road delivery so we contacted the Heart of Wales Line to see if they could help”.

Even though they are not a freight service anymore, The Heart of Wales line were keen to be involved in supporting the project.

On May 20, Cathy travelled to Llandrindod Wells Station to collect her goods from Kate Powlesland, owner of Kutis Skincare.

She then hopped back on the next train back to Llandeilo which was only eight minutes later.

Lisa Denison, the newly appointed Development Manager for The Heart of Wales Line went along for the ride.

‘We’re so pleased that Y Pantri Glas have taken this initiative and if we can help with any of their future deliveries from small businesses along the line, then that’s great news,” said Lisa.

“We are a Community Rail Partnership and one of our aims is to support local economies along the line, and what better way than transporting small deliveries and cutting carbon emissions.”

Kate from Kutis Skincare added: ‘We are also an ethical company which aims to minimise waste and environmental impact, so this is perfect.”