If you’re an ALDI shopper you may have already noticed a major change to a number of products on the supermarket’s shelves.

The supermarket giant has begun phasing out single-use plastics from its range of products.

That means that your apples will no longer come in that most unnecessary plastic box or your herbs in a plastic sleeve.

Produce packaging will be replaced with cardboard boxes in many cases.

Meanwhile, unsustainable items like cotton buds will be replaced with eco-friendly version.

The liberal use of plastic by the German no-frills supermarket has been a long-running complaint of even the store’s biggest fans.

ALDI wrote on social media that the new packaging is a “right step for the planet.”

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News of the change comes after South Australia announced that it will be banning single-use plastics from next year.