Aldi introduces fridge doors to cut carbon emissions

Aldi introduces fridge doors to cut carbon emissions
The opening of the new Aldi store on Old Mill Lane, Barnsley, complete with the new doors on fridges to reduce energy consumption. (Supplied image)
// Aldi to install fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores
// This will reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20%, equivalent to a carbon emissions saving of up to 20 tonnes per store

Aldi is poised to save the equivalent of over 2000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year by installing fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores.

The change, which follows a successful trial, will reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20 per cent, equivalent to a carbon emissions saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year.

The announcement forms part of Aldi’s ongoing efforts to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.


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The supermarket, which has been carbon neutral since January 2019, has already reduced its carbon footprint by more than 55 per cent since 2012 through a number of sustainability initiatives.

These include the use of solar panels, switching to 100 per cent green electricity and investing in a greener fleet.

“We are always looking for new ways to minimise our carbon footprint, which is why all our stores already use 100 per cent renewable electricity, and our new stores also utilise natural refrigerants and feature efficient LED lighting,” Aldi UK corporate responsibility managing director Mary Dunn said.

“Introducing fridge doors is another step on that journey to reduce our energy consumption and we hope that customers enjoy the new, more sustainable shopping experience.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. THE DOORS ARE TOTALLY USELESS AS THEY OPEN INTO THE AISLES AND FORCE THE TROLLEY USERS INTO THE AISLES – SURELY SOME SORT OF SLIDING ARRANGEMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATE.
    WILL NOT TRY AND SHOP IN ALDI AGAIN !! .. .. !!

  2. Two points:

    1. People leave the fridge doors open anyway, so I doubt it’ll save much on these emissions. I don’t think the poor Aldi staff will have the time to keep shutting them either as they are understaffed and have tonnes of other jobs to do.

    2. Fancy catching COVID anyone? Touching and opening/closing the very same things that hundreds of other people touch every single day will spread COVID, flus and other viruses pretty easily. Surely this is the very thing we SHOULDN’T be doing at this very time. Absolutely bonkers.

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