Aldi to trial plastic-free beans multipacks

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ALDI is to trial removing plastic shrink wrap from multipacks of baked beans in a bid to reduce its plastic waste.

The supermarket will remove the wrap from its four-pack of Corale Premium baked beans, while still offering the multi-buy discount at checkout.

The trial will be undertaken in 85 stores. If successful, Aldi said that it will be rolled out across all stores – saving an estimated 156 tonnes of plastic per year.

Richard Gorman, plastics and packaging director at Aldi, said, “We are committed to reducing plastic and unnecessary packaging wherever possible, while still offering the highest-quality products at the lowest prices.

“This trial offers customers the best of both worlds, allowing them to benefit from multipack prices without the plastic waste.”