ALDI Spain opts for combibloc EcoPlus from SIG

In Spain, discount supermarket chain, ALDI, has chosen the combibloc EcoPlus 1litre aseptic carton pack from SIG as a sustainable packaging solution for its Milsani long life milk range, reducing CO2 by up to 28% compared to using a conventional 1-litre SIG carton pack of the same format.

The main component of combibloc EcoPlus is 82% unprocessed paperboard, which is made from FSC-certified raw material wood and gives the carton stability. An ultra-thin polyamide layer serves as a barrier to protect the product from flavour loss and external odours. Added to the aluminium-free combibloc EcoPlus carton pack are fine polyethylene layers, inside and out. The inner layer forms a liquid barrier for the product while the outer layer keeps moisture out.

The environmental benefit of combibloc EcoPlus, based on the life cycle of the carton from the production of the raw materials up to the final manufactured carton pack, has been verified in an independent, ISO-compliant life-cycle assessment, conducted by Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU).

Mònica Díaz, corporate responsible from ALDI Spain said: “ALDI Spain is based on the principle of ‘avoid, reuse and recycle’ to help combat the issue of packaging waste, while also promoting the circular economy. Sustainability is also very important to our consumers, who expect high quality but also packaging solutions with minimal impact on the planet.

“By choosing SIG’s combibloc EcoPlus solution for our Milsani milk range, we’re offering one of the most eco-conscious and premium carton packaging option available.”

Milsani milk products are filled by a Spanish supplier of high-quality dairy products, on a CFA310 filling machine from SIG.

Helena Bayo, head of Iberia at SIG said: “Our close co-operation with ALDI ensures we are able to meet the company’s important sustainability goals, as well as bringing added value to Milsani milk consumers. Both companies are committed to always acting as responsibly as possible and ALDI’s sustainable promise has perfect synergy with our Way Beyond Good net-positive approach.”

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