‘It’s terrific,’ says Lidl, who has reduced one billion pieces of plastic from its food products.
As part of its goal to eradicate plastic waste, LIDL has announced that it has eliminated over one billion pieces of plastic from its stores across the UK.
Lidl, a discount supermarket, has announced that it has eliminated millions of single-use plastics as part of its plastic waste reduction campaign. More than 24 million plastic trays and punnets from its fruit and vegetable lines, as well as 25 million plastic lids from dairy and yoghurt items, are being phased out.
In addition, the discounter has removed approximately 19 million plastic tags from its fruit and vegetable lines, as well as over three million plastic wrapping pieces from fresh flowers.
It’s part of Lidl’s commitment to eliminate one billion pieces of plastic by the end of 2021 and two billion by the end of 2022.
“It is excellent that we have been able to accomplish this big milestone, which illustrates our commitment to addressing excessive plastic waste and working constructively with all of our suppliers,” said Christian Härtnagel, CEO of Lidl GB.
“We recognize, however, that there is still more to be done in this area, which is why we are pushing to go even further over the next two years by removing even more pieces of plastic from our stores and packaging and rolling-out our leading ocean-bound plastic packaging across more and more categories in our stores,” one person wrote on Twitter.
The ocean-bound plastic is already in use in Lidl’s fresh fish and breaded poultry packaging, with berry packaging to follow later this year.
Customers received money-off vouchers for recycling when Lidl introduced a new scheme last month.
Lidl drink bottles can be returned by those who have done their shopping in stores.
As part of Lidl’s Return, Reward, Recycle program, recycling units have been installed.
Bring up to 25 clean glass, tin, or plastic drink containers to the banks and receive a discount of up to £2.50.
Each item returned earns you a 10p voucher to use in retailers.
There have been changes as well. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”