Supermarket giant Aldi ditching single-use plastic bags in the UK and Ireland

UK and Ireland branches of Aldi will be ditching single-use plastic bags in a bid to become more eco-friendly. Customers will still be able to buy bags for life, and reusable GBP 0.09 bags made from back-of-store plastic waste - but GBP 0.05 plastic bags will be phased out.

In an attempt to meet environmental targets, Aldi has created a task force of internal and independent experts. The targets include ensuring all packaging on its own-label products will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022, as well as reducing operational food waste by 50 percent by 2030 (based on 2015 data). More at Plant Based News.