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    NEWS: Packaging changes at Aldi

    Aldi aims to save 68 million pieces of plastic packaging by removing lids from its own label products.

    Changes are being made to its own-label fresh cream and ready-to-drink coffee products - which the retailer says is part of its ongoing campaign to reduce single-use plastics.

    From March the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket will stock the products without unnecessary plastic lids in 780 stores across England and Wales.

    This initiative will remove around 34 million pieces of single-use plastic from the market. 

    In addition, from the end of February, Aldi will trial the removal of plastic lids from its large Greek-style flavoured yogurt pots.

    If successful it will be rolled out across all 500g yogurt pots, eliminating a further 34 million pieces of plastic. 

    Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi, said: "These moves are the supermarket’s latest steps to scrap unnecessary plastic as it works towards reducing plastic packaging by 25% by the end of 2023. 

    “We are committed to cutting the amount of plastic that Aldi and our customers use, particularly unnecessary, single-use plastic like secondary lids. 

    “Every step like this brings us closer to our target of reducing the amount of plastic we use in packaging by 25%.”