Aldi commit to plastic packaging reduction

Aldi has pledged to convert to fully sustainable packaging by 2025. The move will ensure that all packaging for Aldi products will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. The company has also pledged a 15% decrease in packaging, as well as the incorporation of How2Recycle labels on all products by 2020.

The company has long been a leader in sustainable packaging and environmental policy, having disallowed single use plastic bags for over 40 years, a policy that many groceries stores are only now catching up with. Through the Aldi Corporate Responsibility program, the company also recycled over 250,000 tonnes of materials in stores in 2018.

“ALDI has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags. And while we’re pleased that we’ve helped keep billions of plastic grocery bags out of landfills and oceans, we want to continue to do more,” said Jason Hart, CEO of ALDI U.S. “The commitments we’re making to reduce plastic packaging waste are an investment in our collective future that we are proud to make.”

For the full press release, click here.

For more information on Aldi’s environmental policies, click here.

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