Monday, May 10, 2021

Aldi trials packaging-free products

Aldi has launched a trial selling its first packaging-free products to help customers shop more sustainably.

The trial is available at one store in Ulverston, Cumbria, but if successful, Aldi will look to develop its refillable options in other stores in the future.

Four household staples – basmati rice, brown rice, penne pasta and wholewheat fusilli – are available to buy loose in store.

The move could remove more than 130 tonnes – or more than 21 million pieces – of plastic annually from stores.

The products are available by weight, and Aldi will provide customers with free paper bags that are fully recyclable and made of FSC-certified material.

“Customers at our Ulverston store can now buy the same high-quality items they know and love, while also cutting down on plastic packaging,” said Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi.

“We’re always looking for new ways to reduce waste plastic and limit packaging, as many of our shoppers are increasingly conscious of the environment and their impact on it.

“We hope local customers embrace the trial and we will use their feedback to inform any future plans around refillable products.”

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