Aldi to introduce reusable bags for fruit and veg
The budget supermarket initiates the latest phase in its plastic and packaging pledge
Aldi has become the latest supermarket in the UK to switch out single use plastic bags for reusable sacs, in the fruit and veg isle.
This is the latest in a large scale effort to address the over-use of plastic in the industry.
The new drawstring sacs will cost 25p and be made from recycled plastic bottles. They will be available from late November in stores across Scotland and the north of England.
Aldi has already implemented a trial move from plastic use with its carrier bags, which are now either paper or compostable, depending on which part of the country you live in.
The paper bags are sourced from sustainably-managed forests and cost 19p each, while the compostable bags are the cheaper of the two at 6p each, and will be entirely compostable within 12 months.
Plastic and Packaging Pledge
This is part of the budget superstore's Plastic and Packaging Pledge, which contains a number of measures set to be implemented by 2025, to drastically reduce Aldi's impact on the environment :
In addition, the retailer had vowed to remove all non-biodegradable glitter from its Christmas range and rid the store of difficult to recycle materials, including expanded polystyrene, PVC and non-detectable black plastic, by the end of next year.