Aldi And Lidl Criticised For Use Of 'Unsustainable' Beverage Cans
German environmental body Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has reported that discounters like Aldi and Lidl are responsible for the increased use of drink cans in the beer sector, which, it claims, are less environmentally friendly than deposit bottles.
According to DUH, the use of beverage cans means that the discounters are contradicting their own principles of taking responsibility for protecting the environment.
In 2003, after the introduction of the container-deposit programme, the use of cans in the beer sector dropped to nearly 0%. Now, the percentage of cans has risen to 8%, and beverage cans are sold in more than 6,600 stores across Germany.
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