Aldi intends to contribute to a sustainable future. It is in this context that the retailer has established a close collaboration with Recupel. Starting today, customers will be able to leave their used lamps in all 450 Aldi stores. It is the first retailer to integrate Recupel collection points in all of its points of sale.
The 450 Aldi stores were equipped with a Recupel furniture for bulbs and LED lamps. The supermarket chain intends to offer an additional service to its customers, while contributing to a sustainable future.
As a reminder, Recupel organizes the collection of used lamps in order to recover the raw materials that may be useful to the industry, such as iron, copper, synthetic materials and glass. The organization also eliminates toxic products sometimes present in lamps and bulbs, such as mercury, which represent a danger to nature. Since 2014, there are Recupel collection points in many supermarkets.
With Aldi, the number of Recupel collection points increases by no less than 25%. In total, around 2,500 stores currently have Recupel furniture. One out of every five collection points is an Aldi store.
“We are honored to welcome Aldi to our collection network. Aldi is not only a busy supermarket, its stores are also very well spread geographically. Thanks to the Aldi store network, all Belgians have access to collection furniture, “says Peter Sabbe, CEO of Recupel.
“Aldi makes every effort to reduce the amount of waste in a number of ways,” says Hans De Bremme, Business Unit Director Corporate Responsibility at Aldi. “Thanks to the collaboration with Recupel, we can directly engage our customers in our sustainable approaches, and together we can do more for the environment. “