Aldi, Lidl, Rewe: You will soon no longer find your minced meat like this

Aldi, Lidl, Rewe: Changes to the refrigerated counter – you will soon no longer find your minced meat like this

That is why there is the Aldi equator

That is why there is the Aldi equator

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Plastic waste is not good for the environment, even small children know that.

Aldi, Lidl and Rewe want to take countermeasures now. With minced meat, of all things.

Because the meat is packed in a rather elaborate way – and that helps Aldi, Lidl, Rewe and Co. for a lot of unnecessary plastic waste.

Aldi, Lidl, Rewe: No more plastic in minced meat

In Aldi, Lidl and Rewe refrigerated counters, minced meat is often wrapped in several layers of plastic. The meat lies in a plastic tray on a protective mat, around which there is another film or the pack is closed with a lid. Everything made of plastic. But that should now be the end of it, reports the online portal “”.


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In future, so-called “flow packs” will be used instead. These are sturdy plastic bags that can be used to save rubbish. In addition, this packaging is also cheaper – so the supermarket still saves money.

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In fact, the flowpacks are not a new idea in and of themselves: The controversial slaughterhouse Tönnies has been using this type of packaging since 2019.


More about Aldi:

  • Today’s large company was founded in 1913 as a corner shop in Essen.
  • In 1961 the company was split into Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd.
  • The so-called “Aldi-Aquätor” divides the respective areas in Germany.
  • Aldi Nord is based in Essen, while Aldi Süd has its headquarters in Mülheim.
  • Aldi is now the largest discounter in the world.


But as the online portal “” also writes: Of course, this does not mean that everything that is possible in terms of sustainability is far from being done. Because the packaging is one thing, cheap meat is another.

Although customers regularly say in surveys that they prefer more expensive meat or even organic meat, the sales figures in supermarkets speak a different language. The Handelsblatt reported on this, among others. (evo)

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