The Clean Kilo 2: zero-waste supermarket opening in Bournville


The Clean Kilo – the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK – has announced they will opening a new store on Mary Vale Road, Bournville.

The Digbeth-based store has been a great success with its ethos being to sell plastic-free products, source as locally as possible and reduce food waste.

Customers bring their own containers to refill with food, cleaning products and toiletries, reducing product waste as well as the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill, beaches and our oceans.

New store announced

In an announcement on their Facebook page, The Clean Kilo said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to announce we have officially received the keys to our Bournville address, which we can finally confirm is 249 Mary Vale Road! The cat is finally out of the bag!”

The Clean Kilo store in Gibb St, Digbeth

Why Bournville?

“After conducting our Facebook poll for our second shop location, we realised there was a huge demand from South Birmingham such as Selly Oak, Stirchley and King’s Heath. […] we felt Bournville was located perfectly in between these suburbs and had a highly environmentally conscious, residential neighbourhood.

“We are super excited to make The Clean Kilo 2 a reality and we are so pleased we’re going to be able to bring plastic free shopping to another area!”


Jeanette and Tom are (ambitiously!) hoping to open the store in November and would welcome any help to get set up from locals who share their ethos.

They said: “As The Clean Kilo 2 has only been made possible through the FedEx small business grant and the leftover of personal life savings, we really do appreciate all the help we can get. If you are free to pop in, even for a couple of hours, please email or if it’s last minute, just call us on the day on 0121 389 3473 to see if we are at the shop.”


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