Aldi Ireland today announced that it has moved all its own-label falafel and veggie burger ranges to 100% recyclable trays.
The move involves more than 1.2 million trays used each year to package a wide variety of products across the two ranges, including Aldi’s Specially Selected Thai Bites and Sweet Potato Falafel, as well as Aldi’s Deli range, which includes Mediterranean and Moroccan Falafel, Beetroot Falafel, and Sweet Potato Burger, to name a few.
"Moving our falafel and veggie burger ranges to fully recyclable packaging is further progress as Aldi works towards achieving our goal of having 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging across all our products," said John Curtin, Aldi’s group buying director.
Products featuring the new packaging solution have been arriving into stores in recent weeks as part of Aldi’s plastics and packaging strategy, the retailer said.
Gosh! Foods Ltd
Aldi said that it has been working with its supplier, Gosh! Foods Ltd (which is dedicated to 100% vegan and free-from products), over the past 12 months to implement the change across its 142 Irish stores.
“Customers expect more sustainable and eco-friendly options when they shop, and it’s been very rewarding for us to work with our Gosh! Foods to create a more sustainable solution for our range," he added.
The discounter highlighted that the initiative is part of Aldi’s ongoing long-term plastic reduction programme of having 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging across its products by 2025.
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