Aldi commits to removing single-use plastic from own-brand tea

ALDI has announced it is to remove single-use plastic from all of its own-brand teabags by the end of 2021.

The supermarket said the move will see 1.4 billion pieces of plastic removed from the range, with the previously used oil-based plastic sealing being switched for biodegradable materials.

Further to this, Aldi has also committed to removing the outer plastic packaging of its own-brand tea products.

Richard Gorman, plastics and packaging director at Aldi UK, said,“By the end of this year, all of our own-brand tea bags will be biodegradable and contain no plastic whatsoever. The changes we’ve made to our tea range will help us reduce our environmental impact and offer our customers even more environmentally-sustainable options when they shop at Aldi.”