CHARLENE Stuart has been overwhelmed by support for her new business.

Charlene unveiled The Plastic Free Weigh at Knutsford Market Hall today, with the opening being performed by town mayor Cllr Peter Coan.

Charlene said the business was inspired by her son Harrison, who is passionate about the environment.

“My son feels strongly that we need to do things differently for his generation,” said Charlene.

“I realised the way we shopped was not environmentally friendly, and there was nothing in our area that would support plastic-free and low-package shopping.

“Our business is special as it helps to support people to make eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious decisions in the way they live.

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“We help to reduce unwanted waste both with food and packaging. We sell lots of chemical-free products that are not bad for the planet.

“We want people to make small changes where they feel they can, and support that by making these choices convenient and cost-effective.

“This is the first time I have done anything like this, and the support we have had from local people has been overwhelming.

“There has been a big change in people's opinions, and the David Attenborough series on television has really opened people’s eyes on how the way we live is affecting our world.”

The Plastic Free Weigh will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and is set to have a website and offer click and collect in the near future.