Aldi has become the first major UK retailer to offer fully recyclable own-label handwash packaging in a bid to reduce packaging waste.
The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket has removed the glass and metal components from the pumps, making its handwash packaging fully recyclable at home.
The move will allow over 200 tonnes of packaging material a year to be more easily recycled.
It is the latest move in Aldi’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact and develop more sustainable packaging alternatives for its products.
Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “Reducing waste is incredibly important to us and our customers, and we will not stop looking for ways to improve our packaging to ensure shoppers know they are making more environmentally friendly choices when buying their everyday products.”
This announcement follows Aldi’s switch to cardboard packaging for its own-brand porridge pots and its roll out of the Podback recycling scheme at the end of last year.
Aldi is spreading the festive cheer and bringing together local communities by donating Christmas lunches to those in low-income areas across the UK.
Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket is working in partnership with Company Shop Group to provide free Christmas dinners at Community Shops in the run-up to Christmas.
Aldi has announced when its stores will be open over Christmas and New Year.
From Monday 18th December to Saturday 23rd December, shoppers can visit Aldi stores between 7am and 10pm to pick up everything they need to celebrate Christmas, at the lowest possible prices.