Aldi has stopped selling them, which will save approximately 35 tonnes of single-use waste packaging a year. Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said: “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and know that many of our shoppers are increasingly looking to do the same.
“We hope customers can embrace our latest move and still want them to enjoy their summer picnics and barbecues. As an alternative, we would encourage customers to opt for more environmentally friendly and sustainable options such as mini portable barbecues, ensuring they are used responsibly.”
All Waitrose stores will stop selling the disposable grills before summer. They estimate this will save about 70,000 disposable barbecues from being sold a year, saving 73.5 tonnes of foil and 11.2 tonnes of shrink-wrap plastic being produced a year.