Aldi removes plastic shrink wrap from beans range


ALDI is to remove all plastic shrink wrap from its multi-packs of Corale baked beans in a bid to reduce plastic waste.

The supermarket said the move will save 78 tonnes of single-use plastic from going to landfill each year, whilst still offering shoppers a multi-pack discount when they buy four tins.

The retailer also has plans to trial the removal of the outer plastic wrap for its sweetcorn mini-packs this summer. If successful, Aldi said it will see the removal of a further 24 tonnes of plastic from circulation per year.

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.”