Aldi removes plastic packaging on baked beans

Aldi announced it will be removing plastic shrink wrap from its multipacks of its Corale baked beans in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.

The sustainable move hopes to save 78 tonnes of single-use plastic from going to the landfill each year while still offering a multi-pack discount for four tins.

The discount grocer will also trial the removal of the outer plastic wrap for its sweetcorn mini packs across some stores this summer.

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If the sweetcorn initiative is successful, it would remove an additional 24 tonnes of plastic from circulation a year.

“Removing unnecessary plastic from our multipack of beans is another step forward in our commitment to reduce plastic across our ranges,” Aldi plastics and packaging director Richard Gorman said.

“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 news comes part of Aldi’s latest efforts to reduce and remove unecessary plastic from its products.

The supermarket has previously pledged to half the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025, which will see it remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation.

Additionally, Aldi is on track for all its own label product packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2022, and branded products by 2025.

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