Aldi changes packaging on a household cleaning product in all UK stores to cut back on waste

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Aldi has changed packaging on washing up liquid

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 24/05/2024

- 09:37

Updated: 24/05/2024

- 09:38

Aldi has changed the packaging on washing up liquid so it is more sustainable

Aldi has introduced the latest change to its products as it cuts back on waste across stores.

It will now use 100 per cent recycled plastic in some of its own-brand washing up liquid bottles.

Shoppers will find the change in Aldi's standard Magnum washing-up liquid and its Antibacterial and one-litre Magnum Classic versions.

The recycled material will be used on these products, excluding the caps and labels, and it will be used in stores across the UK.

Aldi washing up liquid

​It has changed the packaging on its own brand washing up liquid 


This will help cut back on over 500 tonnes of virgin plastic use each year, according to Aldi, and it will reduce the weight of the bottles, saving a further 106 tonnes of plastic per year.

The rPET materials are already used on its own-brand soft drinks and bottled waters in England and Wales.

This comes as part of Aldi's plans to reduce waste and have 50 per cent recycled content into its plastic packaging by 2025.

Plastics and packaging director at Aldi UK Luke Emery said: “At Aldi, we know that our customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment, and cutting back on plastic usage is just as important to them as it is to us.

“While the challenge of plastic packaging is significant across the industry, we are committed to minimising our impact wherever we can.

"Transitioning to recycled materials in our washing up liquid range and lowering the weight of our fabric conditioners are just two examples of our ongoing efforts to do so.”

This comes as Aldi launches a paper gin bottle in a world first for supermarkets, which also helps to reduce waste.

The new bottle is made from 94 per cent recycled paperboard meaning the packaging is both environmentally friendly and lightweight.

Aldi stated: "Made from 94 per cent recycled paperboard and lined with a food-grade pouch to contain the gin, the easy-to-carry, shatterproof bottle is recyclable and five times lighter than a standard glass bottle - perfect for bank holiday picnics."


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Greyson’s London Dry Gin is available to buy in lightweight paper bottles now


Managing director of buying at Aldi UK Julie Ashfield added: "We’re thrilled to be launching our well-loved Greyson’s gin in paper packaging – a significant step towards fostering sustainable change.

"The paper bottled wine has been a hit with shoppers and we’re excited to extend this out into the spirits category."

Aldi recently made big changes to the packaging of popular items including new paper wine bottles.

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