As it approaches its first anniversary, Dorset’s zero-waste shop on wheels continues to expand and offer more opportunities for residents to shop plastic free.

The Green Weigh was set up by a team of Bridport mums - Alex Green, Libby Rogers and Kate Robertson - and is celebrating a successful year of sales by opening a retail space in the town.

Kate said: “We’re opening up our unit at St Michael’s Trading Estate as a retail area. It will be open three days a week for those who want to bring containers along and refill them there.

“It will be fully staffed so there will always be someone to lend a hand for those who are nervous about how to begin to refill their containers.”

Alex added: “It will also be where people can collect their online orders via the click and collect service which is shortly to open on our website.”

The group want to open up their service further and reach more people, which could mean they visit even more towns and villages in the area.

Alex said: “We want to offer more ways for people to shop, free from plastic.

“We have been contacted by people from towns and villages across the area, including Shipton Gorge and Weymouth so we are currently working on trying to secure pitches for our mobile zero-waste shop in these places.”

As well as opening up their unit to the public and looking into more places to take their zero-waste shop on wheels, the three mums have also set up a workshop, which is open to anyone who wants to learn the steps they need to take towards living a plastic free life.

Called ‘Living Plastic Free’, the workshop will be co-hosted by Mel and Pete Fynes, who recently celebrated living without plastics for a whole year as a family of six.

Libby added: “Mel and Pete have got a huge amount of direct experience on reducing plastics to share and we felt this workshop was the perfect way to support people and say, ‘it can be done’.”

For information on The Green Weigh’s mobile schedule and the workshop, visit