Lidl is getting rid of all non-recyclable packaging from fruit and veg
It has gained huge praise.
Lidl Ireland has announced that it will be removing all black plastic from its fruit and vegetable range, with more products to follow.
It will be the first supermarket in Ireland to do so, and it is expected to result in the removal of more than 65 tonnes of black plastic waste every year, which is pretty incredible.
The supermarket's aim is to be black plastic-free by Christmas 2018. It will then be removed from all fresh fish by February 2019, and then from all fresh meat, poultry and cured meat by August 2019.
As well as that, they have announced that they are scrapping single-use plastics items from sale from this week onwards. They will all be replaced with bio-degradable alternatives.
In a statement, Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland Managing Director, J.P. Scally said:
"These are significant steps. Sustainability is core to our business and we are proud to continue leading the retail sector in implementing ambitious measures which will deliver real and lasting benefits for everyone."