Grocery Chain Aldi Goes Full Organic and Pesticide-Free In Addition To Other Major Changes
In response to climate change and the need for healthier food options, grocery store chain ALDI is leading the way and is closing in on overtaking Whole Foods as the healthiest and most environmentally friendly in the world.
The climate crisis goes hand in hand with the plastics crisis, which is having a profound negative impact on the oceans and all the marine wildlife that depends on it. Single-use plastics are literally found everywhere now and microplastic particles from slowly decaying plastic are found even in the most remote places on Earth, including inside our own bodies. Plastic is also killing wildlife at an alarming rate such as turtles, fish and whales.
Grocery stores can play a major role in reducing the amount of plastic in our society, and that’s exactly what ALDI is doing through a new plastic-free packaging policy. In an announcement earlier this year, ALDI vowed that 100 percent of their packaging will be recyclable or compostable by 2025.
“ALDI is pleased to announce a series of commitments it has made to help combat the global plastics crisis. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable,” the company stated. “ALDI will also reduce packaging material across its entire range by at least 15 percent.”
This is a big win for the environment that has helped ALDI top the list when it comes to reducing plastics among grocery store chains.
a win for human health and pollinators such as bees and butterflies,
ALDI also stopped selling foods that have been treated with pesticides,
which means no more chemicals such as Thiamethoxam, Chlorpyrifos,
Clothianidin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Fipronil, Imidacloprid and Sulfoxaflor entering our bodies.
Pesticides have become a massive problem, so much so that our world is suffering an insect apocalypse that will reduce our overall food supply since most of our crops rely on pollination by insects. Pesticides include chemicals that also end up in the water supply, not only poisoning wildlife but ourselves as well.
ALDI also sells a line of meats that are “certified by the USDA as raised antibiotic-free, with no added hormones or steroids, and no animal by-products.”
All of this makes the grocery chain one of the most healthy and environmentally conscious in the world, forcing other grocery store chains to compete by moving forward with some of the same changes.
As consumers around the globe change their own habits and demand change, grocery stores will have to change as well if they want to stay in business. Appealing to a more healthy and environmentally conscious population would guarantee that ALDI will remain in business in the future. Again, none of this change would have been possible without consumers voicing their concerns and voting with their money. This is something every person needs to do if our world is to become a better place for everyone and everything.
ALDI should be praised and rewarded for making these changes, and the best way consumers can do that is by shopping there.