Bridport mums launch zero waste 'shop on wheels'

Bridport mums launch zero waste 'shop on wheels'

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 7:53am 3rd May 2018. (Updated at 7:44am 4th May 2018)

They want to encourage the town to use less plastic.

Four mums from Bridport are launching a new business to help the town go green.

They've come together to create a 'zero waste shop on wheels'.

Alex Green and her colleagues Kate Robertson, Lora Pascoe and Libby Rogers grew up in Bridport and are now raising their children in the town.

A desire to live sustainably and teach their children to respect the environment led them to develop The Green Weigh together - a zero waste shop on wheels sparked following a visit by Alex in 2017 to the UK's first zero waste shop in Totnes, Earth. Food. Love.

The Green Weigh's mission is to provide affordable food without plastic packaging.

To spread the word and to help reach the more isolated members of the community the mobile shop will visit villages surrounding Bridport.

The four mums say one of the main motivations behind the enterprise is to help inspire their children and future generations to live sustainably.

Alex said: "Buying groceries in a zero-waste way made so much sense to me, so I returned to Earth. Food. Love with Kate, Lora and Libby in 2018 for a zero-waste consultancy. They were so open and encouraging, providing us with all the information we needed to make the idea of a zero-waste shop in Bridport a reality."

Libby added: "The idea for making the shop mobile by putting it on wheels originated when considering the demographic of Bridport, its surrounding villages and wider community. We felt that the message of plastic free shopping would be better delivered into the community if we took the shop to the people.

"With cuts to public services, there are so many people within our community and surrounding villages who are isolated. By bringing our mobile shop into Bridport's neighbourhoods, we will be a friendly face, a smile, a 'how are you?' We will be able to offer them plastic free shopping with our van in a personally assisted way."

The Green Weigh is launching this Summer 2018



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