Aldi Australia backs Global Plastics Treaty

Aldi Australia is supporting the push for a global plastics treaty to prevent plastic pollution in collaboration with its parent, The Aldi South Group.

The company says the alliance is pushing for “a comprehensive and successful global agreement to hasten the transition to a circular economy,” where plastic never becomes waste or pollution and the value of goods and materials is preserved in the economy.

“As one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers we understand the important role we play in reducing our use of plastic and introducing more sustainable packaging within our own supply chains at a local and business level,” said Aldi Australia’s director of corporate responsibility, Daniel Baker. 

The newly established Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, which will be hosted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF, will use this collective vision as the framework for future policy discussions with governments.

Aldi also says the treaty’s approval and the formation of the Business Coalition demonstrate its sustainable commitment to long-term business operations.

Aldi is one of the founders of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact, an agreement that brings together industry players to take steps toward developing a circular economy for plastics. By 2025, the company wants to eliminate food waste entirely by reducing plastic packaging by 25 per cent and switching to more environmentally friendly options when it can.

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