Birmingham’s waste-free supermarket The Clean Kilo has won the Grocer of the Year Award 2018 for Slow Food UK.
The ethical supermarket located in Digbeth, which is the largest completely zero-waste supermarket in the UK, announced on Instagram last night that they had won the award.
Owners Jeanette and Tom said:
“Winning the award has given us real acknowledgement in the food retail industry as Slow Food is an international organisation. We believe this will open more doors and opportunities for us to grow our network and awareness to reduce plastic. We will continue to work with Slow Foods to improve rural-urban links and to expand our range. This will ensure that the people of Birmingham have access to plastic free produce from local suppliers and that our local suppliers get fair price to strengthen our community.”
This follows as Birmingham City Council’s Sustainability and Transport Scrutiny Committee recently announced that they will be using The Clean Kilo as a case study into their investigation to make the council single-use plastic free.