Aldi introduces new change to help shoppers recycle starting from today

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Aldi shoppers can recycle more

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 09/10/2023

- 11:09

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 15:31

Aldi will trial a new scheme to make recycling easier in stores

Aldi will give shoppers more opportunity to recycle from today.

Customers can recycle their medicine packs for free.

The supermarket chain is giving shoppers the chance to recycle blister packs made from plastic and aluminium foil.

These are difficult to recycle, but the new scheme will allow them to be repurposed.

Paracetamol Aldi

Blister packs can be returned and recycled for free


Aldi is working with TerraCycle to turn the empty medicine packets into new products such as nuts and bolts, plastic waste bins or even outdoor furniture.

To take part, customers send the packs in the post in an envelope with a Freepost shipping label, available on the Aldi website.

The trial will gauge demand and a limit of two envelopes applies per customer per month.

Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK Luke Emery said: “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continue to look for new ways to promote recycling wherever possible.

“We hope our customers will get involved in the trial and embrace this new way of recycling their empty blister packets.”

Aldi has made lots of changes in stores to make recycling easier.

It removed packaging on more fruits and vegetables to cut back on waste.

Garlic, limes, oranges and lemons were sold loose as part of a trial.

Aldi fruit and veg

It removed packaging on more fruit and veg products


It also tested out different packaging on beef mince including vacuum and flow wrap pack meat.

Aldi has announced plans to open more stores across the UK.

It shared where it is looking to open a further 500 stores in the country.

This includes locations across London, the South West, North West, Wales and Scotland.

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