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Aldi, with stores in Gaywood and Fakenham, announce Norfolk starts new trial for plastic packaging removal




Aldi stores in Norfolk have made the first move to trial the removal of plastic packaging from wholefood nuts, in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket, which has stores in Fakenham and Gaywood, is trialling the removal of plastic packaging from its 200g bags of Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts and Mixed Nuts.

The plastic-free, paper packaging is being trialled in 11 stores in Norfolk as part of a trial in 230 stores across the UK.

The Aldi store in Gaywood. Picture: Ian Burt
The Aldi store in Gaywood. Picture: Ian Burt

It will remove a total of 50 tonnes of plastic per year from Aldi stores if successful.

Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “We are committed to reducing plastic packaging wherever possible, while still offering the highest-quality products at unbeatable prices.

“This latest trial on wholefood nuts is a further illustration of our commitment to reducing plastic waste.”

Aldi foodie market mixed nuts. Picture: Aldi
Aldi foodie market mixed nuts. Picture: Aldi

In July last year, Aldi announced new commitments to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025.

The commitment will see the supermarket remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic from use over the next five years.



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