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UK: Lidl rolls out new recycling schemes giving shoppers money off vouchers

Discount Retail Chain Lidl GB (owned by the German Schwarz Group) has a range of recycling initiatives in place to help Britons become greener. The discounter has introduced recycling stations and made a pledge to cut back on plastic use. We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. Sustainable shopping is on the minds of many and Lidl has made some changes to help this. These are the latest updates from the retailer.

Bottle Deposit Scheme

Those who have been shopping in stores are able to return their Lidl drinks bottles. Recycling units have been introduced as part of the Lidl Return, Reward, Recycle scheme. As well as working to save the planet, eco-conscious shoppers can earn money off vouchers to spend in stores. Simply bring up to 25 clean glass, tin or plastic drink containers to the banks and earn up to £2.50 (US$3.4) off. Each item returned is worth an instant 10p off to spend in stores. The vouchers will be there to collect as soon as the deposit is made. Containers between 50ml and three litres which have been purchased from Lidl branches are accepted.

Reduce plastic

Lidl has launched a sustainable packaging and plastic strategy named 'Circular Motion' which aims to cut back on plastic use. The scheme aims to cut back on plastic where it is not needed and create packaging which is recyclable. The retailer also considers reusable and refillable items as well as working with suppliers, customers and official bodies to make changes. Since 2018, the discount retailer has removed 70 tonnes of plastic and got rid of many plastic trains. It cut back on food tags and replaced polystyrene pizza bases. Lidl shoppers in Ireland are also able to take advantage of in-store recycling stations. Some customers headed online to share their appreciation for the recycling schemes. One stated: "Well done Lidl for providing a facility to leave packaging instore." Another simply stated: "Fair play Lidl." Many supermarkets have been making changes to become greener. Environmentally-conscious updates have been made by retailers including Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's. These will help shoppers make greener choices when in stores.


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