Aldi begins removing plastic packaging from meat lines

Aldi is trialling cardboard trays to replace the plastic trays usually used to house its steaks, in a move which will cut its annual plastic output by 240 tonnes.

Steaks in the new packaging went on sale on Friday (9 August)

The new trays will be used to house the supermarket’s range of own-brand, ‘Specially Selected’ steaks at more than 380 of its stores across Wales, the North West and the South East.

While the new packaging format does not eliminate the need for a clear, flexible plastic film, Aldi claims that it reduced the amount of plastic used, by weigh, to house its steaks by 90%.

Crucially, the new cardboard alternative is classed as recyclable at kerbside level, once the film

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