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ALDI IRELAND ENDORSES GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY TO END PLASTIC POLLUTION

Today, ALDI Ireland, in partnership with the ALDI South Group, has announced itself an endorser of a Global Plastics Treaty to End Plastic Pollution.

Over 80 global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have committed to supporting the development of a legal UN treaty to end plastic pollution. The coalition is calling for an ambitious and effective global agreement to accelerate progress towards a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution, and the value of products and materials is retained in the economy.

This collective vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with Governments through the newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF.

The endorsement of the Treaty and creation of the Business Coalition cements ALDI’s commitment to sustainable business operations.

ALDI Ireland’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin, commented, “As a large grocery retailer in Ireland, we understand the important role we play in reducing our use of plastic and introducing more sustainable packaging within our own supply chains at a local and business level.

“The plastics crisis doesn’t stop at our shores or even our oceans. This is a global challenge that needs a cohesive response and having a United Nations treaty with businesses around the world is essential to help solve this global crisis together.”

To find out more about ALDI Ireland’s commitment to reduction in plastics visit our website.

For more information, please contact the Aldi Press Office on:
T: 01 637 1777 or aldi@finnpartners.com