14 Mar '18, 12am

Aldi cracks down on plastic waste

Aldi has become the latest leading supermarket to unveil wide-ranging new plans to crack down on plastic waste, pledging to ensure all the packaging for its own-brand products is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022. The company announced earlier this month that it has signed on to a new cross-sector plastic waste initiative, which is being led by waste and resources non-profit WRAP and is set to be formally unveiled in the coming weeks. As part of its commitment, Aldi said that in addition to switching to alternative packaging materials, it would end the distribution of 7-cent single-use plastic carrier bags. Instead, customers will be offered 12-cent reusable bags made from plastic waste collected from its own back-of-store operations. Aldi also plans to stop distributing 5p single-use plastic carrier bags and switch to reusable bags. The company also signaled tha...

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