Supermarket chain Aldi has announced that it shall begin the trial of fresh produce bags, made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, in 10 of its Ireland stores.
Beginning from August 10th, customers visiting the trial stores will be able to purchase the new bags, which are designed to carry the likes of fresh fruit and vegetables; for the price of €0.49 each.
This latest announcement is part of Aldi's grander endeavour to greatly reduce its contribution to plastic waste. Speaking of the news, Aldi Group Buying Director, John Curtin said: "In the last year, we have completely overhauled Aldi's range of shopping bags to introduce eco-friendly options that are compostable, reusable and recyclable where possible."
The ambition of the plastic reduction plan is to reduce all plastic packaging by 50% by 2025, as well as having 50% of all remaining plastic packaging made from recycled sources by the same deadline.
To date, Aldi has successfully removed a staggering 600 tonnes of plastic from its core range of store goods.