Aldi introduces cardboard porridge pots in supermarket first

Aldi is moving to cardboard packaging for its own-brand porridge pots in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.

The move will see the supermarket introduce fully recyclable, card-based porridge pots, saving an estimated 175 tonnes of plastic going onto the market each year.

Aldi is the first supermarket to make the change, with the new porridge pots set to be available in all its UK stores in early 2023.

This is the latest in Aldi’s commitment to reduce and remove unnecessary plastic from its products.

Other changes this year include the removal of plastic shrink wrap on its bean multipacks and ditching single-use plastic from its own brand wipes.

Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said, “Moving to card for our porridge pots is yet another step forward in our commitment to reducing the use of plastic across our products.

“We know how important protecting the environment is to our customers, which is why we are committed to making changes like this that help make a difference.”