Customers using Aldi supermarkets in the UK will now be given the opportunity to recycle their used blister packs in a new program.

October 10, 2023

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Customers using Aldi supermarkets in the UK will now be given the opportunity to recycle their used blister packs in a new program.

Aldi is working with Terracycle on a program that will see shoppers take their empty medicine packets, made up of plastic and aluminum, and mail them in to be recycled. Customers will need to place their blister packets in an envelope with a Freepost shipping label, which can be gained through the Aldi website.

From there, Terracycle will convert the plastic and aluminum foil into recycled raw material to be made into new products such as nuts and bolts, plastic waste bins, and outdoor furniture.

Through this initial trial, the program will measure the demand for a recycling solution for blister packs and then take the program worldwide.

“We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continue to look for new ways to promote recycling wherever possible,” said Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging director at Aldi UK. “We hope our customers will get involved in the trial and embrace this new way of recycling their empty blister packets.”

“The removal of pharmaceutical packaging from landfill and incineration remains a key focus. We are delighted to work with Aldi on this new medicine blister pack recycling scheme, which will enable the creation of a more circular plastic packaging chain,” said Julien Tremblin, general manager at TerraCycle Europe.

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