The move will support Aldi’s pledge to cut the volume of plastic packaging to half by 2025


Aldi to eliminate plastic packaging from own-label Easter eggs. (Credit: ALDI)

Supermarket chain Aldi has decided to remove all plastic from its entire range of own-label Easter eggs packaging.

The company has redesigned all the packaging of own-label eggs so that they no longer require inner plastic packaging.

Aldi has made nine Easter line eggs plastic-free this year by eliminating approximately 24 tonnes of plastic from its stores.

The company achieved this milestone by initiatives such as replacing plastic windows with cellulose film and switching plastic blister packs to card boxes.

Separately, the store is adding 10 new 100% plastic-free products to its seasonal confectionery line, including the Popcorn Egg and Ice Cream Egg, this year.

Aldi has inculcated many packaging changes in 2022 to ensure that the Easter range is fully recyclable.

Aldi UK plastic and packaging director Richard Gorman said: “We know that our customers are passionate about the environment, and these changes to our Easter range are a great example of how we are helping them eliminate unnecessary plastic.

“We’re committed to playing our part to protect the environment and its changes like this that can make all the difference.”

Aldi’s move to remove plastic from its Easter eggs range follows the company’s pledge to cut the volume of plastic packaging to half by 2025.

Furthermore, the supermarket chain said that it is on track to make all own-label products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

In November last year, Aldi announced that it has removed all plastic from the wooden toy range.