25 September 2020
Aldi, which has recently announced the roll-out of cardboard packaging in 890 stores across the UK in an effort to reduce waste.
UK supermarkets are trying to make a difference and reduce waste. The latest move comes from Aldi, which has recently announced the roll-out of cardboard packaging in 890 stores across the UK.
According to managing director Luke Peech, Aldi’s mission is to cut back on plastic waste and switch to a circular approach to packaging, which is why they have pledged to remove two billion single items of plastic by 2025 and replace them with sustainable alternatives.
The cardboard packaging that will soon hit stores will be used for Aldi’s steak range, and it’s sourced from sustainably-managed forests. Once the protective cling film is removed, consumers can recycle it like any other cardboard item.
Aldi’s initiative is not the only one of this type. At the beginning of September, vodka brand Absolut also announced that they would launch the first real-world prototypes for paper bottles, which will be tested on Absolut Vodka and Absolut Mixt products.
Supermarket giant Aldi to roll out cardboard packaging in 890 UK stores