Aldi scraps plastic from Easter egg line

Aldi has announced it is ditching plastic from its own-brand Easter eggs.

The budget supermarket has redesigned the packaging to eliminate the need for them to be supported with inner plastic packaging.

The retailer said that the eggs are among nine Easter lines that it has made plastic-free this year. It claims this has removed an estimated 24 tonnes of plastic from its stores.

The supermarket is also adding 10 new plastic-free products to its seasonal confectionery range for 2022 – including the Popcorn Egg and Ice Cream Egg.

“We know that our customers are passionate about the environment, and these changes to our Easter range are a great example of how we are helping them eliminate unnecessary plastic,” said Richard Gorman, plastics and packaging director, Aldi UK. “We’re committed to playing our part to protect the environment and its changes like this that can make all the difference.”

The move is part of Aldi's pledge to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025.

Aldi said it is also on track to have all product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by the same time.

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