Essen/Mülheim an der Ruhr. The discounter Aldi bans disposable plastics such as tableware, straws and cups from Plastic as early as next year. After the EU announced its decision to ban single-use plastics from 2021 a few days ago, the discounter is setting a good example by accelerating this ban at home.
"We have set ourselves the ambitious goal of reducing the packaging of our own brands by 30 percent by 2025. Thanks to our measures to date, we are seeing continuous success and are making rapid progress towards our goal," said Philipp Skorning, Group Buying Director of the ALDI SOUTH Group. The Group wants to replace unnecessary disposable packaging with more environmentally friendly materials or reusable solutions in the future. From 2019, for example, there will only be Cotton buds with paper and no longer the classic plastic cotton buds.
By using thin banderoles instead of plastic film, the discounters will reduce the amount of plastic used for bananas alone by around 340 tons per year. The use of recycled product packaging will also enable ALDI to save around 2000 tons of new plastic. The discounters are moving in the right direction and we are excited to see how the range will develop in the future.
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