Waitrose has become the latest retailer to join Aldi’s lead to scrapping the sales of disposable barbecues.
As a result, Waitrose has already removed the products across all 331 of its core stores.
The move comes as increasing pressure mounts from leading charities and environmental organisations for supermarkets to remove disposable barbecues due to their potentially hazardous impact to the environment.
The grocer revealed it aims to save around 70,000 disposable barbecues from being sold per year.
This will end up saving multiple tonnes of paper labels, shrink wrap plastic, cooking grills, foil and card.
“Disposable barbecues present a risk to our natural habitats and this is why we’ve committed to removing them from our shelves this year,” Waitrose buyer Lucy Comer said.
“This is the right thing to do to preserve our local ecosystems and another example of the work we’re doing to protect the planet. We applaud Aldi for standing with us to make this happen and we hope other retailers will follow.”