Aldi changes how it sells toilet paper in stores across the UK to cut back on waste

Aldi toilet paper

Aldi has updated its toilet paper

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 09/02/2024

- 09:46

Aldi will change toilet paper in stores to cut back on waste

Aldi has updated its toilet paper to make each roll go further.

This will reduce plastic waste as well as the number of lorries needed to deliver stock.

Aldi is the latest supermarket to make changes to help the environment.

This week, Lidl shared it will trial a plastic recycling scheme in 21 stores in Glasgow.

Aldi toilet paper

Rolls will go further as it makes a bid to cut back on waste


Aldi's new toilet paper will now include double the amount of sheets per roll on select own-brand lines.

Double toilet rolls will be available to buy in four, six, eight and 12 packs.

As there is more tissue on the rolls, a four-pack of double rolls would be equivalent to an eight-pack of standard rolls.

The trial will take place in stores in West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire and could be implemented in all stores if successful.

If it was implemented across the UK, the retailer estimates it would remove 60 tonnes of plastic packaging per year.

Plastics and packaging director at Aldi Luke Emery said: “At Aldi, we’re working hard to reduce our environmental footprint wherever we can, and we’re always looking for new ways to make a difference.

“Reducing the plastic waste and carbon emissions related to such a widely-used product will have a huge positive impact, and it’s just one example of some exciting changes we have in the pipeline.”

Aldi store outside

Aldi could roll out he change across the UK


This comes as Asda rolls out new packaging on popular meat products.

The change was brought in last week and it will see the plastic tray packaging removed from its Just Essentials beef mince range.

This will be replaced with a light and recyclable plastic film instead.

Doing this will result in 60 per cent less plastic being used in the packaging, helping shoppers cut back on waste.

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