Aldi is removing all single-use cutlery from its Food to Go range – a reduction of 10.5 million or 28 tonnes of wooden forks – by encouraging a switch to reusable options instead.
The move, which is effective in all UK stores, will help the supermarket make a significant reduction on single use items.
Customers are instead being encouraged to use reusable options as a permanent replacement in a bid to reduce their environmental impact.
Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “At Aldi, we are constantly reviewing ways to become more environmentally friendly, and this is another positive change to help us make a difference.
“This will result in a significant reduction in single use materials and help customers to make more environmentally friendly choices.”
The move comes following Aldi’s switch to colourless milk caps across all of its 990 UK stores in a bid to further improve the recyclability of the bottles. The roll out will mean a further 200 tonnes of High-Density Polythene (rHDPE) in the bottle tops can be reused to create new milk bottles.
Last night The Great British Bake Off featured caterpillar cakes in Party Week of the popular baking show. The technical challenge saw the quarter finalists take on the task of making a caterpillar cake.
The UK’s favourite supermarket couldn’t resist responding to the episode with a series of social posts, including an open letter to Channel 4, which shoppers have found hilarious. It reads:
“To Channel 4, We are intellectual caterpillar counsel to Aldi UK. We write to you regarding Channel 4’s violation of Cuthbert’s rights. Aldi has always been a big fan of the Great British Bake Off, and we’ve long craved a Hollywood handshake… But tonight’s episode really took the biscuit.”