Aldi takes big steps toward tackling plastic waste by The Good Shopping Guide | Mar 13, 2018 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments Aldi is the fasting growing supermarket chain in the UK, and with this title the company has also taken responsibility in a collective push to combat plastic waste. The supermarket brand has announced that in place of single use carrier bags, which cost 5 pence, Aldi will offer customers bags for life or reusable 9p bags made from back-of-store plastic waste. This plan will come into force by the end of 2018. Additionally, the company has announced its collaboration with independent as well as internal experts to help guide innovation in packaging and future solutions. With this, Aldi has also announced its support for a national deposit return scheme when it comes to things like plastic bottles. But perhaps most impressively, Aldi has committed to the target of ensuring all packaging on own-label products is reusable, recyclable or compostable before 2022. These are big steps, as the retailer follows several other supermarkets and suppliers in making statements about efforts to reduce plastic waste. Read more.