Aldi Ireland has announced that it is removing more than 43 tonnes of plastic from its 3 litre milk bottle range.
'The new bottle design retains the same strength and durability as before but uses less unnecessary plastic,' the discounter explained.
Aldi said that it has been working with Strathroy Dairy for the past 18 months to redesign the bottle, which has over 20% less plastic than the original.
Aldi is initially rolling out the new 100% recyclable bottles across 72 of its stores in its Clonbawn 3 litre milk range, with the aim of introducing the new bottles across all 142 Irish stores overtime.
“At Aldi, we understand that customers are looking for more sustainable ways to shop at our stores," said John Curtin, buying director, Aldi Group.
"Reducing the amount of plastic used in our 3 litre milk bottles means there is less plastic on our shelves, and less plastic going into our customers’ household waste," he added.
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