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The Clean Kilo is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK; based in Digbeth, Birmingham. Our ethos is to: sell plastic-free products, source as local as possible and reduce food waste. We set up to challenge the food system and its overpackaged supply chain by sourcing in bulk and selling without packaging.

We use bulk dispensers to eradicate the need for individual packaging. Customers bring their own containers to refill e.g. an ice cream tub. We encourage customers to stop treating packaging as single-use and to reuse where possible. Only 9% of the world’s plastic is currently recycled, so we need to slow down the production of plastic to protect further irreversible damage to our environment.

Within one year we have saved over 123,000 pieces of plastic from existing. We stock as local as possible too, meaning we can use refillable containers therefore reduce CO2 and improving rural urban links.

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