New cardboard packaging for Aldi steak range to save 80 tonnes of plastic a year

Supermarket Aldi is rolling out cardboard packaging across its entire beef steak range in all 95 Scottish stores. The new packaging is being introduced on all 12 of the supermarket’s beef steak products from December and could around 80 tonnes of plastic a year in Scotland.

The cardboard packaging is recyclable, once the protective film has been removed, and is sourced from sustainably-managed forests.  The move follows a successful trial in stores across parts of Wales, as well as the North West and South East of England.

“Reducing our plastic footprint is a fundamental area of focus for us as a business, and we’re constantly reviewing the products we offer to see where this is possible,” said Luke Peech, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK.

“It can be challenging to balance tackling food waste with the need to reduce the amount of plastic we use, particularly with fresh meat. A successful trial has shown us that this new packaging enables us to do both.”

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