Belfast Telegraph

Lidl's new initiative lets you recycle at checkout

From left: Ricky Burnett of arc21, Lidl Connswater store manager Ineta Zukauskiene, and Lewis Armstrong (10)
From left: Ricky Burnett of arc21, Lidl Connswater store manager Ineta Zukauskiene, and Lewis Armstrong (10)

Lidl Northern Ireland has become the first retailer to install recycling stations at checkouts across its 38 Northern Ireland stores.

The supermarket said the move would allow customers to remove unwanted recyclable packaging at the point of purchase so that it can recycled in-store.

Deirdre Ryan, head of corporate social responsibility at Lidl, said: "The introduction of in-store recycling stations for our customers is another big step on our journey to tackle important sustainability issues.

"Lidl is proud to be a sustainability champion and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce the amount of recyclable materials associated with our products and set ambitious targets for the future."

Ricky Burnett, acting chief executive of waste management group arc21, hailed the move.

He said: "As Government consider introducing detailed measures to make producers more responsible for packaging, this is a proactive and visible demonstration towards embracing this principle."

Belfast Telegraph

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