Aldi Ireland today announced it has moved all its own-label Duneen Dairy yogurt range to recyclable pots, a switch which will see 64 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from stores each year.
Aldi said that it has been working with its Irish suppliers since May to roll out the new sustainable packaging across its Duneen Dairy yogurt range, including Greek-style yogurts, fat-free and low-fat yogurts, 0% fat fruit yogurts, and others.
In addition, a redesign of the yogurt pots now means four tonnes of plastic has been completely removed from stores each year, it added.
Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi group buying director, said: “Moving to recyclable pots across our own-label yogurt range is a significant step towards having fully recyclable packaging across all our own-label product ranges."
Plastic Lids Removal
Aldi also announced today that it is trialling the removal of plastic lids from its own-label Irish produced natural yogurt 500g pots, becoming the first retailer in Ireland to do so.
The discount retailer has been working closely with Irish Yogurts, based in Clonakilty, Co. Cork to implement the change across its Duneen Dairy Low Fat/Fat-Free Natural Yogurt range.
Compostable Avocado And Kiwi Packaging
Aldi will also shortly begin trialling fully home compostable packaging across its Organic Twin Pack Avocados and Organic Kiwi 4 Packs, Meade Potato Company has been working with Aldi on this new packaging.
If successful, the initiative could help remove just over one tonne of non-recyclable plastic packaging from stores annually across Aldi’s organic avocado and kiwi ranges.
Customers will find the new 100% home compostable packaging around Aldi’s organic avocados and kiwis in stores from this Thursday, 26 November, 2020 This means customers will be able to place the packaging on their compost heap at home to be broken down and used again, or in the compost bin to be broken down at a composting facility.
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