ALDI stores in Shropshire make the first move to trial the removal of plastic packaging from wholefood nuts, in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket that has a store in Ludlow is trialling the removal of plastic packaging from its 200g bags of Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts and Mixed Nuts.

The plastic-free, paper packaging is being trialled in eight stores in Shropshire as part of a trial in 230 stores across the UK.

It will remove a total of 50 tonnes of plastic per year from Aldi stores if successful.

“We are committed to reducing plastic packaging wherever possible, while still offering the highest-quality products at unbeatable prices,” said Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi.

“This latest trial on wholefood nuts is a further illustration of our commitment to reducing plastic waste.”

Aldi is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with over 900 stores and more than 36,000 employees.