As part of ongoing efforts to reduce single-use plastics, Aldi is removing all plastic lids from its own-label fresh cream and ready-to-drink coffee products.
Beginning march, the supermarket will stock these products without plastic lids in over 780 stores across England and Wales. The initiative is expected to remove 34 million pieces of single-use plastic from the market.
Additionally, from the end of February, the retailer will trial the removal of plastic lids from its large Greek-style yoghurt pots. If this proves successful, Aldi said it will be rolled out across all 500g yoghurt pots – eliminated a further 34 million pieces of plastic.
The moves are the latest in the retailer’s commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 24% by the end of 2023.
Aldi is on track to have all own-label packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022.
Since 2018, it has removed more than 2,200 tonnes of plastic and replaced almost 3,000 tonnes of unrecyclable material with recyclable alternatives.