Plastic packaging plays an important role in protecting products from damage, making sure that they can be transported easily, and helps reduce waste by preserving food for longer. However, we are aware of the negative impact that plastic has on the environment, and know this is an issue that matters to our customers, which is why Aldi has committed to reduce, reuse, and recycle 100% of our packaging.
As proud members of the UK Plastics Pact, our Buying and Plastic & Packaging teams have been working together to review our entire product range and have taken positive steps to reduce the amount of plastic and packaging we use.
We at Aldi are fully committed to reducing and removing unnecessary plastic and packaging from our products, which is why we first introduced our pledges back in March 2018.
Lots has changed since we first announced our pledges. So in July 2020 we updated these pledges to be even more ambitious. This is what they look like now, and what we are doing to achieve them.
We can help with all your recycling needs from the WHAT and WHERE right down to the HOW. Find all the helpful tips you need to recycle here.
Find out more about what we at Aldi are doing to tackle packaging and plastic waste. Here are some of our latest stories.
The below graphic outlines our complete plastic packaging footprint for the full calendar year 2022. This includes all own label and branded primary, secondary and tertiary plastic packaging used across all of our products sold in stores and online during this period. We commit to publishing this data on our website annually.
As a predominantly own label retailer, 90% of our plastic packaging footprint comes from our own label primary plastic packaging. We have therefore broken this down to show the split by category:
We are continually working to reduce the amount of plastic that we use and ensure that the materials we do use are easy to recycle. We know that we still have a long way to go, but we’re working hard to reduce our environmental impact and ensure that our products are packaged sustainably.