Lidl has announced it’s going roll out in-store recycling stations to customers around the country starting from next month.
The German supermarket chain will be introducing the stations at the end of customer checkouts in all 160 of its stores, which are expected to be in place by the end of May.
Customers will then be able to recycle any of their paper and plastic packaging immediately after paying for their shopping and it’s hoped that this will result in tonnes of materials being recycled.
The news follows a hugely successful trial run in their Gorey, Ballycullen and Greystones stores.
The chain had previously pledged to use 20% less plastic in their packaging by 2022 and that their own-brand packaging would be 100% recyclable by 2025.
Lidl Ireland’s Managing Director JP Scally said, “We know from Repak research that Ireland is one of the leading recycling countries in the EU for packaging recycling, however Ireland’s EU target for recycling is to increase to 65% by 2025.
“We want to play our part in supporting the country to achieve this target through our recycling stations nationwide.”