Pact Group has signed a strategic partnership with ALDI Australia to supply recycled plastic packaging for some of the retail giant’s own brand products.
Under the new partnership, Pact will offer ALDI’s supply partners access to more sustainable packaging options for ALDI’s exclusive brand products, such as milk bottles, meat trays, fruit and vegetable punnets, beverage bottles and shampoo bottles.
Pact will manufacture the packaging at its facilities in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland using recycled PET and HDPE plastic resins.
Sanjay Dayal, Pact Chief Executive Officer said recycled plastic packaging that is designed and manufactured effectively, recycled properly, and disposed of correctly is the key to building a successful circular economy in Australia.”
ALDI Australia’s Managing Director Buying, Oliver Bongardt said that as one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers, ALDI understands the role it plays in reducing use of plastic and improving the circularity of its product packaging.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Pact to introduce more sustainable packaging options, which will accelerate progress towards our plastics and packaging commitments.”
The Pact–ALDI partnership represents an important step forward for both companies to achieve their sustainability goals.
Pact has a vision to lead the circular economy and has set a target of eliminating all non-recyclable packaging it produces and offer an average of 30 per cent recycled content across its packaging portfolio by 2025.
ALDI has committed to reducing plastic packaging by 25 per cent and include 30 per cent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025.
In May 2023 ALDI received recognition from Finder’s Green Awards for its ongoing commitment to sustainability naming it ‘Green Supermarket of the Year’. The grocery retailer also announced it would be phasing out its 15 cent reusable plastic bags from stores nationwide.