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Aldi to Phase Out Plastic Bags by End of 2023

CEO Jason Hart made the pledge in a letter to customers




Aldi (Essen, Germany) CEO Jason Hart says the supermarket chain will phase out plastic bags from all 2200 locations by the end of 2023.

The pledge was made via a letter to customers in which Hart said the move will eliminate 4400 tons of plastic from circulation each year. He also outlined the grocer’s recent sustainability achievements, including:

  • An increase in the recyclability of packaging so that 62% of ALDI-exclusive packaging is now reusable, recyclable or compostable
  • Installed rooftop solar panels on additional ALDI buildings; more than 120 stores and 12 distribution centers now produce and consume green electricity from solar power
  • Earned more EPA GreenChill store certifications than all grocery retailers in the nation combined for the second year in a row
  • Diverted 74% of operational waste company-wide that would otherwise go to landfills through increased donations, recycling programs and composting pilots



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