Aldi will also be implementing a program by 2020 to make it easier to reuse private-label packaging materials by its customers
Aldi has reportedly announced its plans to convert 100% of its packaging to recyclable, reusable or compostable materials by 2025. The company will also cut down packaging for all Aldi-exclusive products by at least 15% and further add How2Recycle labels on all its Aldi-exclusive disposable packaging by 2020.
Supposedly, Aldi will implement a program by 2020 to make it easier to reuse private-label packaging materials by its customers.
For the uninitiated, Aldi has been extensively active into eschewing of single-use shopping bags and plastic reduction for almost more than 40 years. Along with this, Aldi has maintained a program called Aldi Corporate Responsibility program, through which it had recycled over 250,000 tons of materials from its stores last year.
As per a study revealed by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 31 of the biggest brands around the world produce 8 million metric tons of plastic each year.
Apparently, Aldi has significant footprints in the U.S. and Europe, while more than 90% of its products fall under private label brands. Due to this, Aldi is exceptionally positioned to disrupt the use of single-use plastic throughout its stores.
Citing reliable sources, the anti-plastic movement is spreading through stores aisle in the U.S. as well as abroad. Beyond this, the European Union parliament has recently approved a ban to eradicate single-use straws, plates, cutlery, plastic cups and more by 2021.
According to National Geographic, about 40% of the plastic that has been produced worldwide is used in product packaging, but hardly less than one-fifth of the plastic is recycled, which creates serious human and environmental problems.
Sources informed that Trader Joe’s, an American chain of grocery stores had recently announced a similar initiative of plastic-reduction packaging, following pressure from environmental groups and consumers, while Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan by Kroger was unveiled to eliminate plastic bags across its banners.