Supermarket giant becomes first NI retailer to offer customer recycling facilities in-store
9 JULY 2019: Lidl Northern Ireland has become the first retailer to install customer recycling stations at checkouts across all its 38 branches, in a bid to reduce consumer’s packaging waste bought in-store.
The scheme is the first of its kind among supermarkets in Northern Ireland and offers Lidl’s hundreds of thousands of weekly customers the opportunity to remove unwanted recyclable packaging at the point of purchase so it can be recycled in-store.
Latest statistics show that Northern Ireland’s councils collected 230,942 tonnes of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste between October and December 2018, the majority of which consisted of household waste (89.6%), equating to 276 kg of waste per household. The household waste recycling rate was 47.7%.