Ledbury's Aldi store, and three more in the county, are part of a national trial to remove plastic packaging from wholefood nuts, in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket is trialling the removal of plastic packaging from its 200g bags of Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts and Mixed Nuts.

'The plastic-free, paper packaging is being trialled four stores in Herefordshire as part of a trial in 230 stores across the UK.

It will remove a total of 50 tonnes of plastic per year from Aldi stores, if successful.

Richard Gorman, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “We are committed to reducing plastic packaging wherever possible.

“This latest trial on wholefood nuts is a further illustration of our commitment to reducing plastic waste.”

In July last year, Aldi announced new commitments to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by 2025.