There is currently no viable scientific solution to remove plastic from the ocean, there is only one realistic solution: TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR SINGLE-USE PLASTICS. This doesn't just mean plastic cutlery or coffee cups, but also the plastic surrounding almost every product you buy from a supermarket.
We have opened up the largest zero waste supermarket where customers can buy food, drink, toiletries and cleaning products by weight (this list continues to grow). All products will be dispensed into containers that you bring from home. There will also be an option to buy reusable containers from us, use supplied paper bags or take containers from our 'free to a good home' section.
How is shopping at The Clean Kilo an advantage?
By shopping at The Clean Kilo you can:
saving money on packaging because you won't be paying the unnecessary waste.
not wasting food because you can buy as much or as little as you need meaning you can try new ingredients without having to buy tonnes (another money saver!).
getting super fresh ingredients like peanut butter and coffee, ground by yourself in store, along with fruit juices from our juicer!
helping save the planet and marine wildlife.
helping to keep toxic chemicals off your dinner plate.
helping to educate people about sustainability issues. We organise workshops, school visits and company visits in order to spread the word about zero waste.
reinventing your kitchen storage space without being relentlessly targeted with marketing every time we enter our kitchen.
Closed Loop/Circular Economy
We continually strive to close the loop! We work with our local suppliers to give back and reuse (not recycle!) their packaging where possible. Products include:
Coffee, milk, butter, vegan sweets, cleaning products, toiletries, cooking oil, honey, crisps, fruit & veg.
Although this is not possible with everything product - our list is continually growing through working together with our suppliers and finding new ways of distribution. We pride ourselves on as this is a much more timely and expensive way of doing things. Unfortunately using single use plastic and throwing it away is much more efficient and cheaper which is way it takes supermarkets so long to change...
do you have waste in your supply chain?
Our deliveries currently come in approx:
15% plastic (we pay First Mile to downcycle into black bin bags),
15% returnables from small to medium suppliers (closed loop)
We buy everything in bulk to minimise the overall amount of packaging. We manage all our own waste properly so we can ensure things like individual wrapped plastic snack items etc are not flying out from overfilled bins and littering the streets and getting into our water ways - which we sadly see a lot of a lot in Birmingham
If you would like further infomation how we reduce unnecessary waste, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we are more than happy to answer your questions - we believe in full transparency.