OUR 8 PLASTIC AND PACKAGING PLEDGES
By 2022 Aldi aims for 100% of all own-label packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable (where it does not have a detrimental effect on product quality or safety, or increase food waste)
By 2025 Aldi aims to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging across all products (where it does not have a detrimental effect on product quality or safety, or increase food waste)
By 2025 Aldi aims to reduce packaging by 50% (relative to 2015 baseline)
By 2025 Aldi aims for 50% of its packaging to be made from recycled material
Aldi will publicly report on its packaging progress annually, starting in 2019
Aldi is educating customers on the importance of waste reduction (reduce, reuse, recycle)
Aldi is working in partnership with other retailers to reduce its dependence on plastic
Aldi has established a Packaging Task Force with its Buying Teams and external experts to deliver these goals
IN ADDITION TO OUR ORIGINAL 8 PLASTIC AND PACKAGING PLEDGES, WE DECIDED TO ADD THREE MORE
We will remove non-biodegradable glitter from Christmas wrapping paper and greeting cards by Christmas 2019 and from all products by the end of 2020
We aim to remove difficult to recycle packaging, including expanded polystyrene, PVC and non-detectable black plastic from our core range of food products by the end of 2020
We aim to reduce plastic packaging by 25% by the end of 2023
- 87% of our own brand core range packaging is currently recyclable
- 715,000 kg of non-recyclable packaging was moved to recyclable material
- Replaced 1.65 million non-recyclable plastic trays with cardboard trays in our Specially Selected Tomato Range
- We have removed 495,000 kg of plastic from our own-brand products
- We have removed 370,000kg of packaging from our own-brand products
- 10 million non-recyclable black plastic trays were removed from our fresh beef, fresh fish and fruit and vegetable lines
- We have moved 422,000 non-recyclable polystyrene trays to cardboard in our Specially Selected pizza range
- 10 million single-use produce bags will be removed from circulation and replaced with domestically compostable bags
- We have removed plastic glitter from our own-brand products, including our Halloween and Christmas range.
Aldi Ireland has been a member of Repak since 1999. Repak was founded by Irish industry in 1997 to assist its members in meeting their legal obligations to fund the recovery and recycling of packaging associated with their goods and services. Members are charged based on the type and volume of packaging they produce. This principle encourages the reduction of packaging placed on the market, with all funds collected by Repak going towards the recycling of packaging material.
Aldi Ireland have signed up to Repak’s Plastic Packaging Pledge. To find out more about Repak’s Plastic Packaging Pledge click HERE.