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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 (, 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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