The double toilet rolls are available in four, six, eight and 12 packs for customers in the West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire in the UK


Aldi reduces plastic waste in toilet roll trial. (Credit: Aldi)

Aldi has announced a trial in the UK to minimise plastic waste through double toilet rolls and lower the number of delivery lorries needed to deliver them to stores.

The trial is being conducted in the West Midlands, East Midlands, and Yorkshire.

The double toilet rolls are available in four, six, eight, and 12 packs for customers in the trial regions.

To reduce the size of the packaging, the discount supermarket chain has doubled the volume of sheets per roll on select own-brand lines.

If implemented in all Aldi stores, the move is expected to eliminate more than 60 tons of plastic packaging annually.

In return, this will lessen the number of lorry journeys required as more packs will fit into trucks.

Aldi plastics and packaging director Luke Emery said: “At Aldi, we’re working hard to reduce our environmental footprint wherever we can, and we’re always looking for new ways to make a difference.

“Reducing the plastic waste and carbon emissions related to such a widely-used product will have a huge positive impact, and it’s just one example of some exciting changes we have in the pipeline.”

Last month, Aldi met its goal to remove all plastic shopping bags by the end of 2023 across more than 2,300 stores in the US.

Announced in 2022, the discount grocer has now become the first major US retailer to eliminate plastic shopping bags.

The move has the potential to remove 4,400 tons of plastic out of circulation every year, Aldi said.