// Aldi to roll out bins for soft plastics in almost all of its UK stores to help customers recycle
// The supermarket expects to collect up to 1,000 tonnes of plastic a year
Aldi is introducing bins for soft plastics in over 800 UK stores to help customers recycle the materials.
The Big Four grocer said customers can return all types of clean, soft plastic packaging – including crisp packets, salad bags, bread bags and carrier bags – regardless of where the items were bought.
Aldi expects to collect up to 1,000 tonnes of plastic a year once the bins are fully installed in over 800 stores – following a successful trial last year.
The installation expects to be complete by the end of this year.
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“We are always striving to reduce plastic waste wherever possible, and we know how important this is to our customers,” Aldi UK plastics and packaging director, Richard Gorman said.
“This rollout is a step in the right direction and provides our shoppers with an easy option to recycle their problematic soft plastic packaging in the UK.
“We hope customers utilise our collection bins to help us make a positive change by recycling more waste.”
Last week, Aldi officially overtook Morrisons to become the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket group as shoppers tightened their purse strings due to inflation.