Aldi has implemented AI in its stores to track flexible plastic packaging collected from the public via its front-of-store collection points.

March 1, 2024

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Aldi has implemented AI in its stores to track flexible plastic packaging collected from the public via its front-of-store collection points.

Using the eco2Veritas AI-powered system, developed by Greenback Recycling Technologies, flexible plastic will be tracked and certified. The technology will show how much flexible plastic is sorted and into which polymers, and how much is reprocessed and into what end products.

As the AI system certifies the incoming flexible plastic, Aldi will receive funding from the Flexible Plastic Fund (FPF).

“We are committed to tackling plastic waste. We know this is an issue that matters to our customers too, which is why we’re working with the Flexible Plastic Fund to further improve the recycling of flexible plastics collected in our stores,” said Luke Emery, Aldi UK packaging director.

Aldi currently collects around 300 tonnes of post-consumer flexible plastic packing annually.

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