Aldi Australia, in partnership with The Aldi South Group, has announced itself an endorser of 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 (NGOs), have committed to supporting the development of a legal UN treaty to end plastic pollution.
The coalition 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.
This collective vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through the newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF.
The company said the endorsement of the treaty and creation of the business coalition cements Aldi’s commitment to sustainable business operations.
Aldi Australia corporate responsibility director Daniel Baker said, “As one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers we understand the important role we play in reducing our use of plastic and introducing more sustainable packaging within our own supply chains at a local and business level.
“The plastics crisis doesn’t stop at our shores or even our oceans. 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.”