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Aldi removes plastic from wooden toy range packaging

Aldi is removing all plastic packaging from its wooden toy range. The supermarket’s latest Specialbuy toy range includes 26 different items, including wooden medical carts and… View Article

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Aldi removes plastic from wooden toy range packaging

Aldi is removing all plastic packaging from its wooden toy range.

The supermarket’s latest Specialbuy toy range includes 26 different items, including wooden medical carts and pirate ships, and will be available in stores from 31 October while stocks last. Shoppers will also be able to purchase giant soft toys, which have also had their plastic packaging removed, as well as an eco plush toy made from recycled plastic bottles.

Aldi said the changes made across its toy range will result in a 54 tonne reduction in plastic packaging each year. This has been achieved by substituting paper tape for plastic and replacing bubble wrap with paper wrap.

Richard Gorman, plastics and packaging director at Aldi UK, said: “Eradicating waste is a key part of Aldi’s Better Everyday sustainability strategy, and removing unnecessary plastic from our packaging is a fundamental part of that.

“In 2018, we pledged that all our packaging would be recyclable, compostable or re-usable by the end of 2022, so we’re continually reviewing all of our product ranges to remove unnecessary packaging. It’s by making small changes, like removing packaging plastic from our Specialbuy toys, that we’ll achieve our goal.”

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