Aldi to Sell Unwrapped Vegetables in Attempts to Save Half a Ton of Plastic in Six Weeks
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Aldi has started a six week trial in Glasgow, selling vegetables without any plastic packaging in the hopes to cut waste from the Glasgow stores. They are focusing on five veg lines, consisting of various types of cabbage and cauliflower. If all goes well, not only will this trial save an estimate of half a ton of plastic, but it will be rolled out across the UK which could easily remove over 100 tonnes of plastic packaging from Aldi’s fresh produce lines each year.
This isn’t the beginning though, Aldi has already replaced more than 2,500 tonnes of plastic throughout their range since March 2018 with recyclable alternatives. The intention is to roll in 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging to its own-brand products by 2022.