Aldi UK has altered six of its Easter lines to make them plastic free. As part of this, the supermarket is giving some of its Easter eggs a square-shaped bottom so they no longer need to be supported with inner plastic packaging, eliminating the need for plastic entirely.
Other plastic-saving changes include replacing plastic windows from the outer packaging of several products with compostable cellulose film made from wood fibres. Aldi will also launch a chocolate box, with an insert made from recycled potato skins.
When taken together, the supermarket chain says that these changes will remove 29 tonnes - equivalent to two million pieces - of plastic from its Easter range, and that it is on track to have all product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025.
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