Aldi removed plastic packaging on its bananas  - The Worcester Observer

Aldi removed plastic packaging on its bananas 

ALDI has removed the plastic packaging on its bananas in a trial across selected stores in Worcestershire.

The supermarket is replacing the traditional plastic bag with a paper band alternative on selected lines, including its natures pick five pack, midi bananas and the organic six pack.

If the scheme rolled out nationally, the change would help remove an estimates 234 tonnes of plastic packaging per year.

Luke Emery, plastics and packaging director at Aldi, said: “At Aldi, we know how important reducing plastic is to our colleagues, customers and the future of the planet.

“We are constantly reviewing ways to do this, and this latest trial on our bananas is another great step in that journey.”

Aldi is also introducing thinner bags for its onions, which will save 13 tonnes of plastic annually.

It is also replacing the current non-recyclable packaging on its Specially Selected West Country and Yorkshire block butter with a paper-based alternative wrap which can be recycled at home, helping to remove more than 10 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from circulation each year.

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