The new commitment, announced by Aldi last month, will see 2.2 billion pieces of plastic removed from the supermarket’s product lines over the next five years, most of which will be single-use. This is equivalent to 74,000 tonnes in weight.
Future plans include replacing plastic wrapping on toilet rolls with a paper alternative.
Double lids will also be removed from cream and yoghurts, and plastic trays on steak lines will continue to be phased out and replaced with cardboard alternatives.
Since launching its updated plastics strategy in 2018, Aldi has removed more than 6,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from products.