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Aldi is selling 6p compostable bags in UK stores as a more eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags.

The budget supermarket announced the move earlier this Summer, saying compostable bags would be offered in half of its shops, with paper bags available in the rest, as part of a trial.

After the trial ends, the most popular type of bag will be rolled out across all of the brand’s UK outlets. The trial is part of a bid by Aldi to slash its plastic packaging by 25 percent by the end of 2023.

‘Environmentally sustainable’

“Reducing the amount of plastic we produce is fundamental to our commitment to being a sustainable and environmentally responsible business, said Fritz Walleczek, Aldi’s managing director of corporate responsibly.

“This trial will identify the option which best suits our shoppers. Cutting waste is part of Aldi’s DNA, and we are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact.

“This new trial is one of the biggest we have ever launched because we want our customers to be involved and help us make the right decision for them and the environment.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.