Aldi saves 1,000 tonnes of CO2e in a year with food surplus platform

Aldi has saved up to 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in a year with surplus food platform Too Good To Go.

Since launching the partnership in February 2023, Aldi has sold 400,000 ‘surprise bags’ that contain a range of grocery products that are approaching their sell-by or use-by dates at less than a third of the price, costing just £3.30 each for at least £10 worth of food.

Aldi national sustainability director Liz Fox said the partnership has been vital in helping the discount supermarket hit its food waste target eight years early, which is now set at 90% by 2030.

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“Not only has the scheme helped reduce waste, but it also offers a simple and accessible way for customers to save extra money when shopping at Aldi – and we hope even more shoppers will be able to benefit from our surprise bags in the year to come,” Fox added.

As well as its partnership with Too Good To Go, Aldi has partnered with charity Neighbourly which has seen it donate 40 million meals to good causes.

To reduce emissions elsewhere in its supply chain, the supermarket has been implementing different types of packaging to reduce plastic waste, including trialling an in-store refill system for dry goods

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