Aldi is ditching plastic from its own brand Easter eggs

Aldi is removing plastic from its range of own-brand Easter eggs.

The supermarket has redesigned the packaging of its own-brand eggs to eliminate the need to support them with plastic inner packaging.

The eggs are among nine Easter lines that Aldi has made plastic-free this year – removing around 24 tonnes of plastic from its stores – through measures such as plastic windows with cellulose film and replacing blister packs plastic by cardboard boxes.

The supermarket is separately adding 10 new plastic-free products to its seasonal confectionery range for 2022, including the popcorn egg and the ice cream egg.

Aldi’s entire Easter range is also now fully recyclable thanks to several other packaging changes this year.

Richard Gorman, Director of Plastics and Packaging at Aldi UK, said: “We know our customers are passionate about the environment, and these changes to our Easter range are a great example of how we help eliminate unnecessary plastic.

“We are committed to playing our part in protecting the environment and changes like this that can make all the difference.”

Reducing plastic in Aldi’s Easter range follows the supermarket’s pledge to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025. It is also on track for all product packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025.

Alicia R. Rucker