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Aldi Ireland Pledges To 'Fully Remove' Black Plastic From Stores Next Month

Aldi Ireland has announced that it will become the first retailer in Ireland to fully remove all black plastic from its core food range next month.

Aldi said that it plans to swap the remainder of its black plastic trays for 100% recyclable packaging, across its entire Ready Meal, Tasty Sides and biscuit ranges.

“Removing black plastic from all our core food range and limiting waste has been a key priority for Aldi," John Curtin, Aldi group buying director, said.

"We are delighted that by the end of next month we will have achieved our aim, becoming the first retailer in Ireland to reach this goal," he added.

'Evolve' Trays

Aldi’s Ready Meal ranges will be moving to new 'Evolve' trays, made from 85% recycled material, during September, while its Tasty Sides ranges will be moving to 100% recyclable clear plastic trays, the discounter said.

The final range to fully remove black plastic from its packaging will be Aldi’s own-label biscuits, which will move to recyclable clear plastic trays by the end of October.

"We understand customers are looking for more sustainable ways to shop with us, and we look forward to introducing more eco-friendly options in the future," Curtin added.

Once the change is complete, all black plastic packaging will be removed from Aldi’s entire own label food range across its 143 Irish stores.

© 2020 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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