© ALDI Greenpeace ranked 20 of the largest U.S. grocery stores for their efforts to eliminate single-use plastics, here’s how the retailers did. At this point I don’t think I need to start things off with a recap on the harms done to nature by plastic. You already know the drill: Plastic pollution is everywhere, from the stomachs of whales to the food we eat and the water we drink . We know it’s destroying the planet; now we need to turn the shock of it all into action. Yet there are only so many plastic straws we can skip and water bottles we can pass on. At some point, the big companies are going to have to start doing the heavy lifting; the packaging industry, the food and drink manufacturers, and the grocery retailers, for starters. So it’s been encouraging to see some of these entities begin to address the bane of single-use plastics. Earlier this year, ALDI earned praise for their commitment that all packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 . Given that the chain has more than 1,800 U.S. stores in 35 states, and that it serves more than 40 million customers each […]

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