Aldi unveils 100% rPET washing up liquid bottles

Aldi unveils 100% rPET washing up liquid bottles

Sustainability

Aldi has transitioned to using 100% recycled plastic (rPET) in some of its own-brand washing up liquid bottles. This change affects its standard Magnum washing up liquid, as well as its Antibacterial and 1-litre Magnum Classic variants, excluding the caps and labels, and is being implemented nationwide.

This initiative is anticipated to save over 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually. Additionally, the supermarket has reduced the weight of the bottles, which will save a further 106 tonnes of plastic per year.

This move is part of Aldi's broader goal to include 50% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. It follows a recent switch to 100% rPET for all own-brand soft drinks and bottled waters in England and Wales.

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Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK, said: At Aldi, we know that our customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment, and cutting back on plastic usage is just as important to them as it is to us. While the challenge of plastic packaging is significant across the industry, we are committed to minimising our impact wherever we can. Transitioning to recycled materials in our washing up liquid range and lowering the weight of our fabric conditioners are just two examples of our ongoing efforts to do so.

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

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