ALDI commits to reusable, recyclable, compostable packaging by 2025

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ALDI recently announced that they will, through a series of commitments, help combat the global plastic crisis.

By 2025, 100% of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. They will also reduce packaging material across its entire range by at least 15 percent. 

ALDI says they are committed to working with their supplier to achieve their goals. They hope to meet the following deadlines:

  • By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will have reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.
  • By 2025, packaging material of all ALDI-exclusive products to be reduced by at least 15 percent.
  • By 2020, 100 percent of ALDI-exclusive consumable packaging to include How2Recycle label.
  • By 2020, implement an initiative to make private-label product packaging easier for customers to reuse.
  • Guide continuous improvement of product packaging by internal expertise and external evaluations.

“ALDI has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags. And while we’re pleased that we’ve helped
keep billions of plastic grocery bags out of landfills and oceans, we want to continue to do more,” said ALDI U.S. CEO Jason Hart.

For more than four-decades, ALDI has never offered single-user plastic grocery bags. Shoppers usually bring their own reusable bags, the grocery chain says. They estimate that this has helped keep about 15 billion single-use plastic bags out of landfills and oceans. 

For more information, visit ALDI's press release about this intiative.

This story was written out of Orlando, Florida.