Aldi, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, will use the How2Recycle label across all exclusive brand products in the next two years. Aldi is the most recent company to join the How2Recycle program.
The How2Recycle label will empower Aldi shoppers to recycle better by making it easy to decipher which package can be recycled, and if they need to take any special steps to prepare the package for recycling.
“We’re thrilled to welcome ALDI in the growing list of retailers in the How2Recycle program,” said Caroline Cox, project manager of How2Recycle, in a statement. “The full-scale adoption of How2Recycle across product categories demonstrates a growing ALDI commitment to accurate and harmonized recycling labeling that empowers consumers to recycle more and better.”
Joining How2Recycle aligns with broader Aldi goals to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by recycling equipment batteries and cardboard, paper, plastic film and foil from all stores and warehouses.
“We pride ourselves on a smart, sustainable approach to sourcing products for our customers, and we’re excited to partner with How2Recycle,” said Aldi Director of Communications Kate Kirkpatrick in a statement. “More than 90% of our products are Aldi-exclusive brands, giving us greater influence over how they are sourced, produced and delivered to our stores. Reducing our environmental impact is a priority through every step of the Aldi supply chain.”
The How2Recycle label is the only U.S.-based recycling label that is standardized across all packaging types and is the only label to offer comprehensive instructions on packaging recyclability in an easy-to-understand format. Thousands of name brand products already use the label, and it can be found in retailers in hundreds of stores across the country.
This piece originally appeared on Waste360, a Supermarket News sister website.