Aldi hits climate target with Too Good To Go partnership

Aldi has hit a climate milestone of saving almost 1,000 tonnes of C02 in one year through its partnership with Too Good To Go.

Since launching in February last year, the discount supermarket has sold 400,000 ‘surprise bags‘ to customers, which it claimed saved shoppers £8m.

The surprise bags include a range of grocery products that are close to their sell-by-date for a reduced price of £3.30 each for at least £10 worth of food.

Aldi UK national sustainability director Liz Fox said: “Our partnership with Too Good To Go has been vital in helping Aldi hit its target for reducing food waste early – which has since seen us set a new goal to reduce food waste by 90% before 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.”

Too Good To Go country director Sophie Truman said: “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Aldi and their commitment to helping the planet by preventing waste.

“The success of Aldi’s surprise bags in the past year has been essential to our work; saving users money whilst saving the planet from unnecessary carbon emissions.”

The new milestone follows the discounter revealing earlier this year that it had set a new 2030 food waste target after achieving its previous sustainability milestone eight years early.



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