Aldi joins How2Recycle

Aldi joins How2Recycle

Retailer will use the label across its exclusive branded products.

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Aldi, Batavia, Illinois, has become the latest retailer to adopt the How2Recycle label, which it will use across its exclusive brand products in the next two years.

The How2Recycle label is designed to help Aldi shoppers recycle better by making it easy to decipher which package can be recycled and if special steps need to be taken to prepare the package for recycling.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Aldi in the growing list of retailers in the How2Recycle program,” says Caroline Cox, project manager of How2Recycle. “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 the retailer’s broader goal to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by recycling equipment batteries, cardboard, paper, plastic film and foil from all its 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,” says Aldi Director of Communications Kate Kirkpatrick. “More than 90 percent 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 a U.S.-based standardized labeling system designed to clearly communicate recycling instructions to the public. More than 100 companies and thousands of name brand products use the How2Recycle label on products. How2Recycle is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a membership-based group that brings together business, educational institutions and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions.