Aldi becomes first Irish supermarket to switch to 100% recycled material for own-label water bottles
More than 30 million Aldi water bottles will be made from 100% recycled material each year.
Aldi Ireland says it has agreed on a contract extension worth €5.4 million with Tipperary-based Glenpatrick Irish Spring Water to continue supplying Aldi with its own-label Comeragh Water range.
Glenpatrick Irish Spring Water has supplied 100% Irish spring water to Aldi for almost 20 years.
As part of this contract, Aldi will be introducing new water bottles made from 100% recycled material (rPET*) in January 2021 across six Comeragh Water products produced by Glenpatrick Irish Spring Water.
Aldi says they are the first retailer in Ireland to introduce 100% recycled PET water bottles to its own-label water ranges, a change that will see more than 30 million Aldi water bottles made from 100% recycled material each year.
The supermarket chain says this move will result in the removal of approximately 600 tonnes of Virgin PET annually.
* rPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate.