Aldi announces supermarket baked bean ban with major changes that affects every UK store

The budget supermarket is making this change in all of its UK stores

Aldi has introduced a ban that involved changing the way it sells one of its more popular lines in all UK stores.

The budget supermarket has announced it is removing plastic shrink wrap from its multipacks of its Corale baked beans in a bid to further reduce plastic waste. Each year, 78 tonnes of single-use plastic will be saved from going to landfill with this move while still offering shoppers a multipack discount when they buy four tins.

The fifth largest UK supermarket will also trial the removal of the outer plastic wrap for its sweetcorn mini packs in a number of stores this summer. An extra 24 tonnes of plastic will be removed from circulation per year if the move if successful the MEN reports, meaning Aldi customers will be able to buy more of their everyday items plastic-free. Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “Removing unnecessary plastic from our multipack of beans is another step forward in our commitment to reduce plastic across our ranges.

“We know it’s becoming increasingly important to our customers that their everyday products are environmentally-friendly, and we’re pleased that this move will help them shop more sustainably.”

These changes are the latest in Aldi’s efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary plastic from its products. The supermarket has pledged to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025, which will see it remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation.