Neckarssulm. Grocery giant Lidl has announced that by the end of 2019 it will have removed many disposable items from Plastic from the product range. Plastic drinking straws, disposable cups, plates, cutlery and cotton buds will then no longer be on sale. Lidl is thus taking the next big step towards a more environmentally friendly supermarket and at the same time providing inspiration for competitor companies.
What else Lidl is doing besides the plastic ban
It's not just the bans on single-use plastic items such as drinking straws or cups - rather, Lidl is also changing many products so that they generate less plastic waste. For example, the detergent packaging of private labels is being made smaller, so that a smaller bottle can save around 116 tons of plastic per year, according to Lidl management.
Last year, Lidl had already completely abolished the plastic bag and thus also manages to consume about 3500 tons of plastic less per year in this respect. We can look forward to seeing what happens next at the Lidl discount supermarket.