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%.” 

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