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.

Karen is extremely knowledgeable about business growth and compliance – she highlighted some very key points and brought things to our attention that we hadn’t thought about before. She gave us new ideas and tactical methods of running the business to maximise sustainable growth.

Jeanette Wong & Andy Pell, Founders, The Clean Kilo