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Aldi trials plastic tray removal from whole fresh chicken packaging

Aldi is piloting the removal of  plastic trays from its whole fresh chickens as it looks to reduce its use of unnecessary plastic. The supermarket is… View Article

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Aldi trials plastic tray removal from whole fresh chicken packaging

Aldi is piloting the removal of  plastic trays from its whole fresh chickens as it looks to reduce its use of unnecessary plastic.

The supermarket is now packaging the meat in shrink wrapping, which it says will reduce the amount of plastic used by an average of 66% and eliminate 116 tonnes of plastic each year.

Richard Gorman, plastics and packaging director at Aldi, said: “We are committed to reducing plastic and unnecessary packaging wherever possible, while still offering the highest-quality products at the lowest prices.

“We’re always looking for ways to help our customers to shop even more sustainably at Aldi, and plan to have all of our products in reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.”

The move follows Aldi’s removal of single-use plastic from all own-label tea bags and plastic straws from all own-brand drink cartons. It also no longer uses plastic packaging for eggs.

 

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