In an attempt to tackle the mounting global plastic waste problem, supermarket chain Aldi has committed that all of its packaging would be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Additionally, the company will also aim to reduce its packaging material by at least 15%.
Because more than 90% of its product range is Aldi-exclusive, the retailer has the ability to influence how its products are sourced, produced and delivered to shelves.
It should be noted that environmental practices are nothing new for the company. According to Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi U.S., “Aldi has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags. And while we’re pleased that we’ve helped keep billions of plastic grocery bags out of landfills and oceans, we want to continue to do more. The commitments we’re making to reduce plastic packaging waste are an investment in our collective future that we are proud to make.”