ALDI confirms major overhaul to meat, pantry, household buys

ALDI confirms major overhaul to meat, pantry, household buys
  • PublishedOctober 6, 2023

The significant changes are being rolled out in stores across Australia.

ALDI has confirmed that shoppers will be seeing some major changes on shelves as the supermarket moves towards its goal of reducing plastic packaging in stores across Australia.

The retail giant has released its latest Making Sustainability Affordable Report which outlines the ways ALDI cut plastic packaging in stores by 5,500 tonnes in 2022 – and how it plans to do even more in the coming 12 months.

As part of commitment to minimise the use of plastic, ALDI is making significant changes to popular meat, pantry and household buys. These include:

Removing trays from beef mince: Flow-wrap packaging (no tray) has been introduced for ALDI’s Jindurra Station two-star beef mince. This uses 70 per cent less plastic than traditional packaging alternatives.

Paper cups for Cup O’ Noodles: ALDI will start phasing out Styrofoam noodle cups from stores later this year, replacing them with a paper-based recyclable alternative.

New packaging for batteries: ALDI is transitioning its everyday range of standard batteries from plastic to paper packaging, resulting in the elimination of approximately 17 tonnes of plastic waste.

ALDI has confirmed that a popular mince buy will now be packaged in plastic bags.
ALDI has confirmed that a popular mince buy will now be packaged in plastic bags. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au

ALDI Australia’s Sustainability Director Daniel Baker the supermarker’s commitment to reducing plastic packaging has resulted in innovative changes to customers’ favourite products.

“It’s difficult to ignore the negative impact plastic waste can have on our environment,” said.

“We have a responsibility to reduce our use of plastic packaging, and this is a responsibility we take very seriously at ALDI.

“In the same way we work with our supplier partners to ensure our top-notch product quality and affordable prices, we also work with them to innovate our packaging to ‘design-out’ plastic.”

ALDI says its cup of noodles buy will soon be in paper cups.
ALDI says its cup of noodles buy will soon be in paper cups. Credit: Reddit

He also said that ALDI’s promise to provide low prices and high-quality groceries doesn’t have to cost the planet.

“Every customer that walks through our doors can rest assured that doing the right thing for the planet and saving money at the till, aren’t mutually exclusive,” Baker said.

“This is the epitome of our ambition to Make a Good Difference.

“As a business, we are fundamentally focused on delivering for our customers, and we are keenly aware many of them are feeling the pinch right now.

“For us, we won’t be beaten on the cost of the weekly shop, but that simply doesn’t come at the expense of our commitment to our ambitious sustainability initiatives.”

SOURCE: 7NEWS

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