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Aldi US commits to “natural” refrigerants

USA: Aldi has announced that it will transition to “natural refrigerants” across all of its US stores before the end of 2035.

This new goal builds on the grocer’s use of “environmentally friendly” refrigerants in more than 600 of the 2,357 stores it operates across the USA.

Aldi says it will deploy a purchasing strategy that incorporates the best refrigerant solution for each region’s distinct climate – including both CO2 and propane refrigerants. 

In a press statement, Aldi said: “Beginning this year, Aldi will purchase environmentally friendly refrigerants for all new and remodeled stores and replace the current refrigerants in existing stores with refrigerants that have low global warming potential.”

Aldi CEO Jason Hart added: “Environmentally friendly refrigeration systems help keep our products fresh while limiting our impact on the planet. We already use environmentally friendly refrigerants in more than 600 stores, which has helped Aldi save nearly 60% of potential carbon emissions each year and earn recognition from the EPA GreenChill programme for five consecutive years.”

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