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Aldi Ireland Pledges To Eliminate 60 Tonnes Of Food Waste In 2023

Aldi Ireland has pledged to eliminate at least 60 tonnes of food waste in 2023, as the retailer welcomed the government’s new National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025.

To date, Aldi has saved almost 1,100 tonnes of food from going to waste by donating the equivalent of 2.6 million meals to its charity partner, FoodCloud.

By doing so, 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided, the discounter noted.

Commenting, Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi Ireland, said, “As we continue to work every day to cut down on waste – not just food waste, but also packaging, plastic, and non-recyclables – from across our entire operations, we are very pleased to welcome the government’s announcement of the new National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025.

“We fully support the priority actions in the roadmap and are committed to playing our part in delivering on them in the years ahead.”

Food For Good

Aldi has also recently donated 19 pallets of stock to FoodCloud, through its Food for Good programme, while a food collection programme among staff members at Aldi HQ, in Naas, has donated over 2,600 meals to a food bank in the town.

Aldi Ireland’s 2023 pledge will see the company increase its waste reduction efforts undertaken to date, as the retailer continues to work every day to cut down on food waste across its operations.

Earlier this year, research commissioned by Aldi alongside FoodCloud found that two thirds of Irish households are uncomfortable with amount of food waste that they generate, while 47% of those surveyed said that they throw out food every week.

© 2023 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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