Supermarket commended for its Plastic and Packaging Pledges by Chambers Ireland
Aldi Ireland has won the Environment Award at this year’s Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards in recognition of its work to significantly reduce plastic and packaging across its products and stores.
Between 2018 and 2020, Aldi set a series of ambitious plastic and packaging removal and reduction targets including:
The successful project has seen the removal of over 2,150 tonnes of virgin plastic, 2,800 tonnes of packaging, the transition of 930 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging to recyclable packaging and the removal of difficult to recycle plastics from Aldi’s 148 stores.
The programme has also seen Aldi become the first Irish supermarket to:
Celebrating the award win, Aldi Ireland’s Group Managing Director, Niall O’Connor said: “As a business we have prioritised removing or reducing plastic and packaging across our entire operations. We are working with our suppliers to develop viable alternatives to achieve our ambitious targets. Together we have made significant progress with more to do, and we are delighted to receive this award for our efforts.”
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards showcase best practice in sustainable development and social responsibility undertaken by companies of all sizes across Ireland. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of these Awards, celebrating sustainable business practices and championing Chambers Ireland’s alignment with the Goals.
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