Aldi Introduces New Fully Recyclable Packaging Across Ten Own-Label Products
Aldi Ireland has announced that it has introduced new sustainable packaging across ten of its own-label products this month.
The move will see almost 26 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from Aldi’s 145 Irish stores each year, the discounter said.
Aldi said it is trialling new 100% recyclable paper packaging on three of its 200g wholefood nut products, namely Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts and Mixed Nuts, in over half of its Irish stores.
Aldi is the first retailer in Ireland to introduce this type of packaging across its nut ranges which, if successful, will see 4.65 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from its stores annually, equating to more than 626,000 pieces of plastic, it added.
Easy Sustainable Choices
Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi group buying director, said, “Switching to fully recyclable packaging across these ten products is part of our overall strategy towards reducing the amount of plastic we’re using in stores."
"Customers are always looking for sustainable ways to shop, and we want to make sustainable choices as easy as possible for them," he said.
Aldi also announced that it recently introduced fully recyclable wax paper across two of its own-label bread both its own- label Wholemeal Sliced Pan and also its White Family Pan.
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