Aldi Ireland plants 15,000 trees as part of carbon pledge

The planting of native Irish hardwood trees is expected to result in a reduction of 2,740 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions

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Aldi Ireland has planted 15,000 trees in Kerry as part of its carbon reduction pledge.

The planting of native Irish hardwood trees is expected to result in a reduction of 2,740 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere.

The retail giant said: “So far, we have planted 31,000 trees as part of our pledge to plant 100,000 native hardwood trees by 2023.

“The initiative is part of our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, which saw us achieve carbon-neutral status at the beginning of 2019.”

The supermarket chain has joined forces with the forestry company Green Belt to deliver the project and under the Woodland Environmental Fund (WEF), has provided additional financial support to the farmer, John Lynch, to encourage the growth of a native woodland.