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Shropshire shoppers to be among first to trial 'green' bags

Bridgnorth | Business | Published:

Shoppers at a supermarket in Bridgnorth will be among the first to trial a new green alternative to plastic bags.

Aldi in Bridgnorth is the only Shropshire branch of the chain to be trialling reusable drawstring bags made from recycled plastic bottles.

This is the supermarket’s latest step to reduce unnecessary plastic as it works towards reducing plastic packaging by 25% by the end of 2023.

If introduced nationally, the initiative will remove the equivalent of 113 tonnes of single-use plastic from circulation each year.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “We are committed to cutting the amount of plastic that Aldi and our customers use, particularly excess or single-use plastic like produce bags.

“We are hopeful that our customers in Bridgnorth will embrace these new reusable produce bags whenever they’re buying loose fruit and veg and, together, we will be able to take more than 100 tonnes of plastic a year out of circulation.”

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