Aldi bins plastic lids

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ALDI has committed to removing all plastic lids on its own-label products in a bid to save 9.5 tonnes of plastic waste in Scotland.

The new commitment applies to all plastic lids on Aldi’s own-label fresh and cultured cream products and ready-to-drink coffee products.

Aldi has predicted the initiative will remove over three million pieces of single-use plastic from the market.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi said: “We are committed to cutting the amount of plastic that Aldi and our customers use, particularly unnecessary, single-use plastic like secondary lids.

“Every step like this brings us closer to our target of reducing the amount of plastic we use in packaging by 25%.”