I live in Birmingham (UK) and these 2 businesses are worth mentioning:
Clean kilo - a zero waste supermarket, with locations in Bournville and digbeth.
“The Clean Kilo is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK; based in Digbeth, Birmingham city centre. 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 sell most items you would expect at a conventional supermarket – including dry food, household products and toiletries. To further our impact, we pioneered the growth of zero-waste shopping by expanding our product range to include a frozen section, delicatessen counter, fruit and vegetables, orange juice/coffee machines and chilled milk dispensers. With convenience being key in our busy lifestyles, we continually push the boundaries of what we offer package-free. We believe having the widest product range is extremely important to have the greatest impact on reducing plastic pollution.”
Bower Collective - A home toiletries retailer that supplies customers with refills, rather than brand new products.
“We are committed to providing our customers with Earth’s best home and personal care products. To comply with the Bower Standard our products must be sustainable, effective and look and feel good.
Our products are either plastic-free or arrive in our refill packaging. Simply decant the product into one of our reusable dispensers or indeed use dispensers you already have in your home and return the packaging in your pre-paid envelope. Bower Collective is here to help you create a sustainable home with products that are good for you and good for the planet.”
What about you? What sustainable businesses are local to you?