Aldi Ireland, in partnership with the Aldi South Group, has announced itself as an endorser of a global plastics treaty, to help end plastic pollution.
John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi Ireland, commented, “As a large grocery retailer in Ireland, we understand the important role we play in reducing our use of plastic and introducing more sustainable packaging within our own supply chains at a local and business level.”
Effective Global Agreement
Over 80 global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have committed to supporting the development of a legal UN treaty to end plastic pollution.
The discounter explained that the coalition is calling for an ambitious and effective global agreement to accelerate progress towards a circular economy, in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution, and the value of products and materials is retained in the economy.
This collective vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through the newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF.
“The plastics crisis doesn’t stop at our shores, or even our oceans. This is a global challenge that needs a cohesive response, and having a United Nations treaty with businesses around the world is essential to help solve this global crisis together,” Curtin concluded.