Aldi bans disposable BBQs from UK stores

The move is expected to stop 35 tonnes of single-use waste packaging from being released

Big Zero Report 2023

Aldi has announced it will become the first UK supermarket to stop selling disposable barbecues in its stores.

It estimates the decision will remove 35 tonnes of single-use waste packaging and has been made to protect forests and wildlife.

Aldi has been carbon-neutral since 2019 and by the end of this year hopes to have all its own-brand food packaging recycling, reusable or compostable.

Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and know that many of our shoppers are increasingly looking to do the same.

“We would encourage customers to opt for more environmentally friendly and sustainable options such as mini portable barbecues, ensuring they are used responsibly.”

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