Our guideline now presents a global “Acceptance Overview” for each packaging format to specify which format is accepted or not. This will simplify decision-making processes in ALDI’s supply chain, allowing ALDI to further specify requirements for well-designed packaging and push for the infrastructure (collection, sorting, recycling) required for a functioning circular economy.
ALDI is also taking a stricter stance on what packaging is no longer accepted by introducing a new list of non-recyclable formats. Additionally, the updated guideline highlights certain packaging formats (i.e., nets and capsules) where recycling and Design-for-Recycling requirements are often perceived differently throughout our markets to clarify ALDI’s requirements.
Due to regulatory developments, eco-modulation criteria per country has also been updated. The guideline will also be subject to further updates to reflect future technological and regulatory developments.
This update contributes to ALDI’s ambitious targets towards circular economy for packaging.