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Aldi to pilot the scrapping of plastic packaging on multipacks of tinned tuna

Aldi is to pilot the scrapping of plastic packaging on multipacks of tinned tuna in over 270 stores in the Midlands, North West and South East.. From the middle of… View Article

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Aldi to pilot the scrapping of plastic packaging on multipacks of tinned tuna

Aldi is to pilot the scrapping of plastic packaging on multipacks of tinned tuna in over 270 stores in the Midlands, North West and South East..

From the middle of next month, the retailer will sell four-packs of its Tuna Chunks in Brine product with a recyclable cardboard sleeve in the pilot areas.

If the four month trial is successful, the cardboard sleeve is likely to be rolled out nationally to more than 830 UK stores. Aldi said the move will save over 11 tonnes of plastic each year.

The supermarket will be piloting a number of other packaging initiatives over the next few months as part of plans to phase out any plastic that is hard to recycle  from its food products by the end of 2020.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “We’ve introduced a number of initiatives to reduce unnecessary plastic already this year, and we’re particularly excited to be trialling the cardboard tuna sleeve, given it’s a first for the UK supermarket sector. Cutting waste is such an important part of everything we do at Aldi, and these packaging innovations are another example of us doing just this.”

Aldi said its is on track to make all of its own label packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022.

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