Opening next Tuesday, “Seed1” will be Marlow’s first “zero waste” shop (here is an article about the concept, and the rising number of such shops across the country).
The shop will operate as a pop up in the old Toni & Guy premises near the top of the High Street, and is being run by Marlow resident Lora Wilson.
MyMarlow spoke to Lora, who told us “Over the last year I have become ever more desperate to try and do something to mitigate our impact on the planet. I think there is a demand for something like this in Marlow, and if Seed1 can help people take baby-steps towards a zero-waste lifestyle it will be fantastic”
Lora told MyMarlow that initially the shop will sell reusable and recycled/recyclable household products. In the coming weeks, she will introduce the sale of refill goods and products, ie every customer will need to bring their own containers.
Lora said the shop will operate as a “not for profit” – all profits will go to supporting the homeless, and the shop will offer work experience, training and employment opportunities for those experiencing homelessness.
Could it be a permanent shop..?
Seed1 has a website: https://seed1.co.uk/ and on there is a crowdfunding campaign, with the aim of making this not-for-profit a permanent retail location in Marlow! Direct link is here, which contains a wealth of information: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/seed1
Lora has worked really hard to make this idea a reality, and we’d agree there should be a strong demand. We hope we can all do our bit to support the shop and its aims!