Aldi is stepping up its fight against plastic waste worldwide: After the discount giant abolished free plastic fruit and vegetable bags in its branches in June, it is now announcing the first successes of its cooperation with the social enterprise Plastic Bank, which is setting up a collection point for plastic waste led the Philippines. More than 40 tons of plastic have been given there by the local population in exchange for cash and non-cash benefits in recent months. Consumer goods group Henkel is also a cooperation partner of Plastic Bank, together three plastic collection points were set up in Haiti.
The fashion industry is also jumping on the plastic recycling train, Adidas wants to advance to the pioneer. Until 2024, only recycled plastics should be used in all products. Last year, the Group has already sold eleven million pairs of recycled plastic shoes.