Aldi introduces recycled plastic for own-label crisp packaging

Aldi introduces recycled plastic for own-label crisp packaging

Sustainability

Aldi is incorporating recycled plastic into its own-label crisp packaging, making it the 'first UK supermarket' to do so.

Aldi UK will integrate a minimum of 35% recycled content across its Specially Selected Hand Cooked range, which is already available nationwide. The supermarket plans to extend this initiative to its own-label popcorn and lentil chips by the end of the year.

This shift is expected to remove 78 tonnes of virgin plastic from circulation annually. It aligns with Aldi’s broader target to include 50% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025.

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Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: At Aldi, we are continuously making changes when it comes to reducing plastic waste, and we know how important this is to our customers too. Increasing the recycled content in our crisp packaging is just one way we are helping our customers to reduce their environmental impact, with all these little changes adding up to make an even bigger difference.

This initiative is part of Aldi's ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental impact and explore alternative packaging solutions. Recent steps in this direction include the introduction of 100% recycled plastic (rPet) in some of its own-brand washing-up liquid bottles and the transition to 100% rPet for its own-brand soft drinks and bottled water range in England and Wales earlier this year.

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