If excess packaging drives you bananas, this will come as very good news indeed.
Lidl Ireland is about to become the first Irish retailer to offer customers in-store recycling stations to reduce packaging waste bought in-store.
The company just announced that segregated recycling stations will be installed at the end of customer checkouts in all 160 stores across Ireland by May 31st 2019.
Customers will be invited to remove any unwanted recyclable packaging and to recycle it free-of-charge in-store once they have completed their shopping, therefore avoiding any disposal costs associated with bringing the packaging home.
Lidl has also committed to several ambitious plastic reduction targets, including using 20% less plastic packaging by 2022 and having 100% recyclable own-brand packaging by 2025.
We’re hoping other supermarkets are planning to follow suit.