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Aldi to remove plastic bags by end of 2023

Thu 12/05/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Aldi has announced that it will be eliminating all plastic shopping bags from its US stores by the end of 2023, making it the first major US retailer to take this step. The retailer says this move will remove 4,400 tons of plastic from the environment every year. Aldi has already removed plastic shopping bags from nearly 500 stores across the country.

In a public letter, Aldi US CEO Jason Hart wrote, “Last year, ALDI was named the most sustainable grocery store in America. We’re proud of this recognition and to be leading the way, pushing the industry forward on sustainability practices. Being a leader means we don’t just throw out lofty goals without holding ourselves accountable. Today’s plastic bag announcement is just one piece of a much larger Corporate Responsibility update we’re proud to have prepared for you, our loyal fans.”

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