Aldi To Scrap Best Before Dates From Fresh Fruit And Veg Lines

Aldi has announced plans to remove best before dates from around 60 of its own brand products to help tackle food waste in homes. By the end of the year, Britain’s fifth largest supermarket will remove best before dates from around 60 fresh fruit and veg lines, including apples and pears, citrus fruits, potatoes, carrots and onions, which could help households to save on food waste each year. The move forms part of Aldi’s commitment to reduce food waste by 20% by 2025 and halve it by 2030.  As part…

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Aldi Trials Removal Of Coloured Milk Caps

Aldi is trialling clear caps on its milk bottles in a bid to further improve the recyclability of its products. The supermarket is scrapping the green bottle tops on its British Semi Skimmed Standard Milk products in favour of clear caps, which are easier to recycle. The trial, which is in partnership with milk supplier Müller, will be introduced later this month across its stores in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool. If successful and rolled out to all Müller-supplied stores, an additional 60 tonnes per year of recycled High-Density Polythene (rHDPE)…

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Aldi responds to call to #GetOnARoll by including cancer symptoms on toilet roll packs

Aldi is to add signs and symptoms of bowel cancer to all its packs of own brand toilet roll in response to Bowel Cancer UK’s #GetOnARoll campaign. Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer and the second biggest cancer killer. Yet almost half of adults around the UK could not name a single symptom of bowel cancer in a recent survey. Red flag symptoms include changes in bowel habit and bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo, which can all be noticed while people are on…

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Waitrose and Aldi become first UK supermarkets to commit to ending the sale of disposable barbecues

Waitrose and Aldi have become the first UK supermarkets to commit to ending the sale of disposable barbecues, with Waitrose already removing them across all 331 of its core stores. The move comes as increasing pressure mounts from leading charities and environmental organisations for supermarkets to remove disposable barbecues due to their potentially hazardous impact to the environment. We estimate this will save around 70,000 disposable barbecues from being sold per year, which will save multiple tonnes of paper labels, shrink wrap plastic, cooking grills, foil and card. Lucy Comer, Buyer…

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Aldi Launches Deposit Return Scheme Trial In Scotland

Aldi is trialling its first deposit return scheme at its Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland, allowing customers to return bottles and cans in exchange for a voucher to be redeemed against their shopping. Customers are encouraged to return single-use PET plastic or glass bottles from 50ml up to three litres, and aluminum drinks cans, to the reverse vending machine in the Bathgate store car park. For each item deposited, customers will receive 10p in the form of a voucher, up to a maximum of £5. As part of the…

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