Aldi tests paper and compostable bags in plastic crackdown

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Aldi is trialling paper and compostable bags in a bid to remove more than 33 million plastic bags from its estate.

The discounter will divide its 830 stores in half under the pilot next month, with some offering paper bags and the others offering a compostable alternative.

The paper bags are sourced from sustainably managed forests and will be strong enough to carry up to 11kg of groceries. They will cost customers 19p each.

Aldi’s compostable bags will retail at the lower price of 6p.

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