Aldi introduces 100% recycled plastic bottles for soft drinks and water

Aldi introduces 100% recycled plastic bottles for soft drinks and water

Sustainability

Aldi has become the 'first supermarket in England and Wales' to transition its own-brand soft drinks and bottled water range to 100% recycled plastic (rPET).

This initiative, being implemented across all soft drinks found in Aldi stores, marks a significant milestone as the first UK supermarket to convert its entire own-label soft drinks category to 100% recycled content, with only the cap and label being excluded.

By making this switch, Aldi estimates an annual saving of around 10,000 tonnes of virgin plastic, aligning with the supermarket's goal to incorporate 50% recycled content into its plastic packaging across all sectors by 2025.

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Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK, commented: We know our customers care about how their food and drink is packaged, as well as how it is disposed of and where it goes next. This, coupled with the fact that the reuse of plastic packaging once it has been recycled is a critical industry-wide issue, means we’re doing all we can to reduce our impact. Moving to recycled content on our soft drinks range forms part of our efforts to accelerate our progress on this journey. We also hope the new labelling we are introducing will help to remind customers to recycle their packaging after use so we can all do our bit to increase recycling rates in the UK.

In March, Aldi launched the 'UK’s first supermarket own-brand paper wine bottles'.

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