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Aldi to trial reusable 25p bags for loose fruit and vegetables

Budget supermarket Aldi is introducing reusable drawstring bags for loose fruit and vegetables at more than 250 of its 840 British stores.

From the end of November, the retailer will trial offering the sacks, made from recycled plastic bottles, at its stores in Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands. The bags will cost 25p each.

These will replace the plastic bags that shoppers usually put their loose fruit and vegetables into.

Drawstring bags are already used in some supermarkets, including Sainsbury's, and Aldi says the initiative will remove the equivalent of 113 tonnes of single-use plastic from circulation each year.

Earlier this year, Aldi launched a trial of paper and compostable carrier bags across its stores, after it stopped selling 5p plastic bags.

See Supermarket Shopping Tips for help on cutting your shopping costs, and also our 13 ways to use less plastic AND save cash.

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