Going Green with Aldi!
Lovania Nurseries has revealed it will eliminate more than 200 tonnes of non-recyclable black plastic per annum from its operations, after securing a new five-year supply deal with Aldi.
This leading Preston based nursery has committed to converting all its plant trays to rPET, which is made of recycled materials and is easily recyclable. This enables Aldi's growing customer base the option to dispose of the used packaging in household kerbside collections.
Long-Term Supply Deal
Lovania supplies plants and bulbs to horticultural businesses and major retailers, and has been in partnership Aldi for more than 20 years. The new long-term supply deal will enable the business to invest in packaging and machinery to improve efficiencies.
Lee Chambers, Head of Sales, at Lovania, said: “We’ve come a long way since our business first began in 1980 and continued investment from Aldi is encouraging us to grow and modernise more than ever before. We understand the importance of operating in a sustainable way and moving all our cell pack trays is the first step for us to becoming more environmentally friendly.”
Conversion Set for January
Lovania Nurseries expects all its trays to be converted to rPET by this month (January).
Aldi buys British wherever possible, and was the first retailer to sign the NFU Plants and Flowers Pledge which aims to create a fair and transparent ornamental horticulture supply chain.