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German discounter Aldi Süd introduces cotton bags for baked goods

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German discounter Aldi Süd introduces cotton bags for baked goods

September 10, 2020 - 06:44

BRUSSELS, Sept. 10, 2020 (PPI Europe) -The German discounter Aldi Süd is continuing its fight against excessive packaging waste. The food chain has introduced reusable organic cotton bags for baked goods, offering an alternative to paper bags with viewing windows.

According to Aldi Süd, the German Society for Waste Management expects that private households will generate more than two million tonnes of additional waste as a result of the coronavirus pandemic this year. To help reduce the amount of paper and plastic waste, the discounter has been offering the new cotton bags at a price of Euro 0.99 ($1.17) since September 7.

“Reusable nets for our fruits and vegetables have already been widely accepted, and many customers also asked for reusable alternatives in the baked goods sector. We are now fulfilling this wish with the new cotton bags, which offer customers the opportunity to opt for a more environmentally friendly packaging solution,” Julia Adou, director of corporate sustainability at Aldi Süd, said in a statement.