Aldi shoppers in areas where kerbside collection is available can visit the Podback website to either order recycling bags to be filled and transported to one of the 6,500 Collect-plus drop off points or register for kerbside collections.
The initiative’s stated goal is to facilitate the recycling of old pods for beverages such as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. According to its creators, Podback is the first coffee pod recycling service in the United Kingdom. In the UK, it was founded by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts.
“We’re happy to be joining Podback on this journey — especially as the first supermarket member,” said Richard Gorman, Aldi’s director of plastics and packaging.
The future of our cooperation with Podback is exciting since it will allow us to assist customers in properly disposing of their discarded hot drink pods.
“We are happy to welcome Aldi as the first supermarket brand member of Podback,” stated Rick Hindley, Podback’s executive director. This is an important step for the program, and we’re excited to partner with Aldi to market our service to their customers. We’re encouraged by Aldi’s decision to provide Podback recycling to its customers, and we hope that more stores will follow suit.