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Aldi launches new 100% recyclable freezer bags

Aldi is launching its own 100% recyclable freezer bag as part of plans to become a more sustainable retailer. The bags are being trialled in over… View Article

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Aldi launches new 100% recyclable freezer bags

Aldi is launching its own 100% recyclable freezer bag as part of plans to become a more sustainable retailer.

The bags are being trialled in over 230 stores in parts of the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East, North West and South East of England from this week.

Made out of a fully recyclable polyethylene and seafood waste, the bags  retail at 99p.

In addition to being recyclable, the bags are also treated with an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of common types of bacteria and mould.

If the trial is successful, the bags will be rolled out to all 900 Aldi stores across the UK.

Chris McKenry, plastics and packaging director at Aldi UK, said: “Thanks to its antimicrobial qualities, this recyclable freezer bag enables us to continue on our mission to eradicate unnecessary non-recyclable materials while also offering customers a more hygienic way of storing and transporting food.

“Our promise to always offer quality at unbeatable prices goes beyond just great food – it’s about catering to the needs of our customers in every way we can, and a rapidly-growing number of those who shop with us want to do so sustainably without breaking the bank.”

 The retailer is also working to make 100% of its own label packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2022, and for brands by 2025.

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