A brand-new shop in Marlow is hoping to make a difference as they try and battle homelessness and climate change.

Seed 1, who are a not-for-profit, zero waste shop, opened their doors to the people of the town six weeks ago, and are currently located in the old Toni & Guy premises on the High Street.

They provide a wide range of environmentally friendly initiatives to combat climate change.

Lora Wilson, who started the business and is the only employee of the shop told the Bucks Free Press: “The last six weeks have been amazing.

“Everything that you didn’t think would go wrong did go wrong, and everything you thought would go wrong hasn’t.

“I have had great feedback from people who are pleased with what we offer.

“I have not got everything that people have asked for, so I’ve been taking requests and have been taking stock on the stuff they want.

“But I want Seed 1 to be a place where people can go in and do their weekly shop instead of a supermarket.

“Also, I would like to have this place completely run by the people facing homelessness so that they can earn a living making it their own, whilst I can focus on the charity behind raising money for the shop.”

The shop offers several quirky originalities to battle climate change, which includes refills.

This works by customers bringing in containers, refilling on either shampoo, laundry detergent, conditioner, pasta, cereal and rice to name just a few, before the container is then weighed, which will determine the price.

The creative way to purchase food and toiletries that the shop provides will reduce the number of plastic bottles that will get produced.

The shop also provides other items such as beeswax wraps, reusable straws, shopping bags.

Seed 1 are also encouraging the people of Marlow to donate their plastic bottles which customers could then use.