Lidl makes 'significant steps' on plastic and food waste reduction

Christian Hartnagel Lidl

Lidl has said it has reduced its plastic footprint and food wastage per store significantly over the last two years.

In its Good Food Report, published today, the grocer said it has reduced its plastic footprint per sale by 8% and its food waste per store since 2017 by 15%.

The retailer also said in the same period it has cut its carbon emissions by 16% and published its human rights and responsible recruitment policies.

Chief executive Christian Härtnagel said the business had “taken some significant steps over the past couple of years” in these areas, “from increasing our fruit and veg range by a fifth and reducing the amount of plastic packaging by 8% since 2017”.

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