Aldi is removing all single-use cutlery from its Food to Go range, reducing 10.5 million or 28 tonnes of wooden forks, by encouraging a switch to reusable options.
The move, which is effective in all UK stores, will help the supermarket make a significant reduction in single-use items.
Customers are instead encouraged to use reusable options as a permanent replacement to reduce their environmental impact.
Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said the supermarket was constantly reviewing ways to become more environmentally friendly, and this was another positive change to help Aldi make a difference.
“This will result in a significant reduction in single-use materials and help customers to make more environmentally friendly choices,” said Emery.
The move comes following Aldi’s switch to colourless milk caps across all of its 990 UK stores to improve the recyclability of the bottles further. The rollout will mean a further 200 tonnes of High-Density Polythene (rHDPE) in the bottle tops can be reused to create new milk bottles.