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ALDI backs Global Plastics Treaty

ALDI Australia, in partnership with The ALDI South Group, is supporting the call for a Global Plastics Treaty to end plastic pollution.

Over 80 global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and non-governmental organisations have committed to supporting the development of a legal UN treaty to end plastic pollution.

Convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF, the newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty is calling for an “ambitious and effective” global agreement to accelerate progress towards a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution, and the value of products and materials is retained in the economy.

Commenting on the retailer’s endorsement, ALDI Australia Director Corporate Responsibility Daniel Baker says, as one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers, ALDI understands the important role it plays in reducing plastic and introducing more sustainable packaging within its own supply chains at a local and business level.

“The plastics crisis doesn’t stop at our shores or even our oceans,” he says. “This is a global challenge that needs a cohesive response and having a United Nations treaty with businesses around the world is essential to help solve this global crisis together.”

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