Aldi scraps single-use fruit and veg bags

The supermarket giant expects to save more than 100 tonnes of plastic a year with the move

Aldi has announced it is getting rid of single-use bags for loose fruit and veg across all stores.

The supermarket giant expects to save more than 100 tonnes of plastic a year with the move, which it says will enter effect by the end of the year.

It will encourage shoppers at its 900 stores to bring their own containers or buy its 25p reusable bags, made from recycled bottles.

Chris McKenry, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK & Ireland, said: “Aldi is committed to reducing plastic waste, and evolving our approach to the sale and distribution of our bags is a critical part of that.

“We’ve already made good headway with removing and replacing avoidable plastics across our product range, but now it is time to step things up when it comes to bags and providing our customers with sustainable alternatives.”

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