With a lot of focus upon plastic waste, four mothers have acted to help their community.

Alex Green and her colleagues Kate Robertson, Lora Pascoe and Libby Rogers, have turned their attention towards a more plastic free way of life.

As mothers who have raised their children in the town of Bridport and grew up in Bridport as children themselves, the Jurassic Coast and its beaches have been an integral part of their lives.

The recent news of the huge plastic presence in the oceans has created a desire for a cleaner future amongst the friends.

Living sustainably and teaching their children to respect the environment was what brought the founders of The Green Weigh together.

The idea of a zero waste shop on wheels spared following a visit by Alex to the UK's first zero waste shop in Totnes, called "Earth. Food. Love." in 2017.

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."

The idea for making the shop mobile by putting it on wheels originated when considering the demographic of Bridport, it's surrounding villages and wider community.

Libby said: "We felt that the message of plastic free shopping would be better delivered into the community if we took the shop to the people."

As a business, the team at the Green Weigh say their mission is to be affordable, accessible and to supply as many different foods as possible without packaging.

The wider benefits of a shop on wheels for the community are also of great appeal to the four.

Kate said: "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."

A mobile shop in the Bridport community is nothing new.

Lora said: "My mum says she remembers a mobile shop which used to visit Netherbury when I was a baby.

"So in a way, we're not really creating anything new at all.

"The Green Weigh will be a packaging free, mobile shop, the way things used to be."

The Green Weigh will launch in Bridport this summer, and a crowdfunding campaign will start today (Thursday, May 17) for five weeks to raise pledges for the specialised van and equipment.

The mothers will be hosting a crowdfunding launch party at the Red Brick Cafe on the St Michael's Trading Estate from 7pm until 9pm on Thursday, May 24.

The business will then look to launch in August.

For more information, visit facebook.com/thegreenweighbridport or email thegreenweigh@gmail.com