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Shop kind: Clean Kilo

Bring your own containers to this supermarket, a proudly plastic-free zone, and shop the conscious way

Completing a full supermarket shop without purchasing a single item coated in plastic is a task even the most eco-conscious would struggle with. Britain’s top 10 supermarkets use 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic every year, over 1.1 billion single-use bags and 1.2 billion plastic bags for fruit and vegetables annually, according to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency and Greenpeace (eia-international.org), so it’s no surprise that the widespread use of plastic has sadly become so ingrained in our daily lives. But thanks to the innovative thinking of Jeanette Wong and Tom Pell, doing a supermarket sweep that’s free of disposable packaging is a reality. After feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all this waste, they created The Clean Kilo, a zero-waste supermarket – we caught up with them to find out more.

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