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Aldi UK has been at the forefront of many efforts to advance sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint of its product packaging. Image: Aldi

ALDI UK using AI to provide visibility to its flexible plastic packaging efforts

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The latest RECOUP survey of UK recycling trends indicates that only about 7 percent of the estimated 341,000 tonnes of plastic film and flexibles placed on the market in 2022 was actually collected for recycling. Image:RECOUP

SURVEY SHOWS DISMAL STATE OF FLEXIBLE PLASTIC RECYCLING

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Greenback Recycling Technologies has developed AI-powered software called eco2Veritas to track and certify the amount of flexible plastic collected, show how much of it is sorted and into which polymers and finally, how much is reprocessed and into what end products. Image: Greenback

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The Flexible Plastic Fund launched in May 2021 with five major brand owners – Mars, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, Pepsico and Unilever – as original members. Image: Flexible Plastic Fund

GREENBACK’S AI-POWERED SOFTWARE AIDS THE CAUSE

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Germany-based Aldi is now the UK’s fourth-largest grocery retailer. Image: Aldi

RECYCLER JAYPLAS RECLAIMS, PROCESSES THE MATERIAL

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