Aldi UK has announced that it has introduced 100% recyclable freezer bags in more than 230 stores as part of a trial run.
The bags, made from fully recyclable polyethylene (95%) and seafood waste (5%), will be available in parts of the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East, North West and South East of England.
The bags, priced at 99p each, are treated with an antimicrobial agent, which inhibits the growth of common types of bacteria and mould.
Sustainable And Hygenic
Plastics and packaging director at Aldi UK, Chris McKenry, said, “It’s more important than ever to strike a balance between reducing single-use plastic and maintaining food hygiene.
“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.”
The retailer plans to roll out the bags across all Aldi stores in the UK upon successful completion of the trial.
The initiate is part of its efforts to make its operations more sustainable.
The retailer has also pledged to make 100% of its private-label packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2022.
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