Aldi is removing plastic shrink wrap from its multipacks of its Corale baked beans in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.
The move will save 78 tonnes of single-use plastic from going to landfill each year, while still offering shoppers a multipack discount when they buy four tins.
The fifth largest UK supermarket will also trial the removal of the outer plastic wrap for its sweetcorn mini packs in a number of stores this summer.
If successful, this 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.
Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, 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.”
These changes are the latest in Aldi’s efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary plastic from its products.
The supermarket has pledged to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025, which will see it remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation.
It is also 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.
Aldi is spreading the festive cheer and bringing together local communities by donating Christmas lunches to those in low-income areas across the UK.
Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket is working in partnership with Company Shop Group to provide free Christmas dinners at Community Shops in the run-up to Christmas.
Aldi has announced when its stores will be open over Christmas and New Year.
From Monday 18th December to Saturday 23rd December, shoppers can visit Aldi stores between 7am and 10pm to pick up everything they need to celebrate Christmas, at the lowest possible prices.