Aldi is removing plastic shrink wrap from the multipacks of its Corale baked beans in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.
Aldi, the fifth largest UK supermarket, says the move will save seventy eight tonnes of single-use plastic from going to landfills each year, while still offering shoppers a multipack discount when they buy four tins.
It will also trial the removal of the outer plastic wrap for its sweetcorn mini-packs in many stores throughout the summer.
Aldi says this step is its latest effort to reduce and remove unnecessary plastic from its products.
If Aldi believes the trial is successful, it will remove a further 24 tonnes of plastic from circulation per year, meaning Aldi customers will be able to buy more of their everyday items plastic-free.
Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, Richard Gorman, said: “Removing unnecessary plastic from our multipack of beans is another step forward in our commitment to reduce plastic across our ranges.
“We know it’s becoming increasingly important to our customers that their everyday products are environmentally-friendly, and we’re pleased that this move will help them shop more sustainably.”
The supermarket has also pledged to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025, which Aldi says will see it remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation.
Aldi also says it is on track for all its own-label product packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2022, and branded products sold at Aldi by 2025.