Aldi launches fully recyclable flat wine bottles for the first time

Aldi / Aldi flat recycled PET wine bottles

Aldi has launched two wine bottles with 'impressive green credentials' and an interesting shape

Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 18/03/2024

- 17:20

Updated: 19/03/2024

- 12:54

Wine fans will be able to purchase the new and improved bottles from today

Aldi has announced the launch of fully recyclable wine bottles that are both functional and environmentally friendly.

The supermarket said: "Coinciding with Global Recycling Day (March 18), Aldi has today announced the UK’s first supermarket own-brand flat recycled PET wine bottles.

"The Chapter & Verse Shiraz and Chapter & Verse Chardonnay (£5.25, 75cl) will be available to buy in lightweight, fully recyclable PET bottles, in stores nationwide now.

"Made from 100 per cent recycled PET, the new flat bottles weigh just 63g - making them nearly seven times lighter and stronger than a standard glass bottle, while being completely shatterproof - ideal for picnics and BBQs."

Aldi Chapter & Verse Shiraz (\u00a35.25, 75cl) and Aldi\u2019s Chapter & Verse Chardonnay (\u00a35.25, 75cl)

Aldi shoppers can get their hands on the eco-friendly wines from today


Aldi explained that the launch of these new wine bottles will inevitably mean fewer cars on the roads.

The supermarket said: "Removing 42 tonnes of bottle weight for this launch alone, the next-gen bottles not only make light work of heavy shopping baskets, but they also deliver impressive green credentials for eco-conscious shoppers.

"The compact design means 30 per cent more bottles can be loaded onto pallets and transported to supermarkets; and converting to these innovative bottles compared to standard round glass, takes 30 per cent of lorries off the road."

According to the supermarket, the wine bottles are perfect for those with limited storage space.

Aldi said: "The ingenious packaging allows shoppers to effortlessly stack and organise bottles in their homes, optimising storage space without compromising the volume of a traditional wine bottle."

Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, Julie Ashfield, commented on the launch of the new wine bottles.

She said: "We know shoppers are looking for greener, more sustainable products and our aim is to continue to deliver this, whilst offering great value and enhanced functionality. We’re pleased to be taking the next step in expanding our recyclable, eco-friendly range."

Aldi has worked with Packamama to create the supermarket-first initiative. Packamama is "on a mission to fight against global warming by providing innovative, climate-friendly packaging for the drinks industry".

CEO & Founder of Packamama, Santiago Navarro, said: "We are honoured to partner with Aldi, a true pioneer in the grocery sector, as we both lead the way in sustainable wine packaging.

"This collaboration delivers the much-loved Chapter & Verse in our innovative eco-flat bottles to customers, offering the perfect blend of quality, value, and sustainability."



'We know shoppers are looking for greener, more sustainable products and our aim is to continue to deliver this'


The fruity Chapter & Verse Shiraz (£5.25, 75cl) is brimming with berries and cherries, while Aldi’s Chapter & Verse Chardonnay (£5.25, 75cl) offers notes of honeysuckle and baked spiced apple, with nectarine and vanilla on the palate.

Wine lovers can also snap up the Chassaux et Fils Méditerranée Rosé (£6.99, 75cl) from today, recycled in a recyclable PET bottle. These are eight times lighter than the average 75cl glass bottle, removing 18.15 tonnes of bottle weight.

Aldi concluded: "Alongside the new plastic bottles, Aldi is reducing the average bottle weight of all its still wine products by 8 per cent. The process has been started already and will be completed by 2025."

Aldi has made several changes all landing this month, including another sustainable initiative and the return of popular products.

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