Aldi scraps baby wipe plastic lids to save 80m pieces of harmful waste

The move forms part of its wider commitment to halve the volume of plastic packaging used by 2025.

Aldi has announced it is scrapping the plastic lids that form part of its Mamia baby wipe packaging in a move it expects will avoid around 80 million pieces of plastic being used and thrown away a year.

From the middle of August, the supermarket will start selling the products without a solid plastic lid, as part of its wider commitment to halve the volume of plastic packaging used by 2025.

Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi, said: “We are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic we use and removing single-use plastic lids from the packaging of our baby wipes, without compromising their award-winning quality, is yet another step towards achieving our goals.”

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