The Aldi 10 Plastic and Packaging Pledges
1. 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)
2. 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)
3. By 2025 Aldi aims to reduce packaging by 50% (relative to 2015 baseline)
4. By 2025 Aldi aims for 50% of its packaging to be made from recycled material
5. Aldi will publicly report on its packaging progress annually starting in 2019
6. Aldi is educating customers on the importance of waste reduction (reduce, reuse, recycle) through its community programmes
7. Aldi removed all single-use plastic bags from our stores at the end of 2018
8. Aldi is working in partnership with other retailers to reduce its dependence on plastic
9. Aldi has established a Packaging Task Force with its Buying Teams and external experts to deliver these goals
10. In principle Aldi supports a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles and is conducting a feasibility study into how it could implement such a scheme
New Packaging and Plastic Pledges
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 will initially remove non-detectable black plastic across our range of fruit and vegetables by the end of 2019 before extending it to our fresh meat, fish and chilled ready meals.
We aim to reduce plastic packaging by 25% by the end of 2023.
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.