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Lidl Ireland/Northern Ireland | Sustainability Progress Report 2018/19
Chilled or Frozen Chilled or Frozen Plastics 2% Food Items 7% Plastics 2% Food Items 2%
General 8% Organic Waste 23%
Other 2%
Cardboard 58%
Zero Waste to Landfill
Northern Ireland
General 5%
Organic Waste 32%
Other 5%
Batteries for Barretstown
We continued our partnership with the European Recycling Platform (ERP) Ireland, Batteries for Barretstown, aimed at increasing awareness of battery recycling and raising much needed funds for the children’s charity, Barretstown. In Ireland, we collected 48,041 batteries from customers in our stores. In Northern Ireland, we also collected 1.71 tonnes of batteries for recycling.
Recycling Events
We held recycling events in stores in Listowel, Co Kerry; Castletroy, Co. Limerick; Blakestown, Dublin 15 plus Virginia and Cavan Town stores to encourage customers to recycle any unwanted electrical goods.
Recycling Stations
In 2018 we successfully trialled the installation of recycling bins behind our tills in a number of stores. These bins provided customers the opportunity to dispose of unwanted excess packaging into appropriate bins. We then recycle the material on their behalf. We look forward to rolling this out across our network of stores in Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2019.
Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our logistics and procurement teams and all our store and warehouse employees, we achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status for a second consecutive year and we are working hard to maintain this. Much of our waste is cardboard, which is reused for paper and packaging. Our organic waste is turned into renewable energy through anaerobic digestion methods.
2020 Goals and KPIs
Achieve zero waste to landfill
Reduce general waste by 10%
Redistribute one million meals in surplus food
Resources and Agriculture
Agricultural Inputs Cultivation & Harvesting Animal Keeping Production
Achieved On track On track
Cardboard 54%
Supply Chain and Processing
Operations and Processes Customer and Society
Logistics Centre Transportation Stores and Services Purchase Usage Disposal

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