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Aldi trials plastic-free packaging for bananas
Rafaela Sousa

Rafaela Sousa

27 June 2024

Aldi trials plastic-free packaging for bananas

UK supermarket chain Aldi is set to remove plastic packaging from its bananas in a new trial across selected stores in the North East, Yorkshire, the South West, the South East and the Midlands.


The initiative aims to replace the traditional plastic bags with a more eco-friendly paper band alternative on several banana lines, including the Nature’s Pick five-pack, midi bananas, and the Organic six-pack. If the trial proves successful, it could potentially eliminate approximately 234 tonnes of plastic packaging annually.



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


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


This move is part of Aldi's broader strategy to reduce plastic waste. The supermarket has also introduced thinner bags for its onions, projected to save 13 tonnes of plastic each year.


Additionally, Aldi is transitioning from non-recyclable packaging to a recyclable paper-based wrap for its Specially Selected West Country and Yorkshire block butter, a change expected to remove over 10 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from circulation annually.


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