Every McDonalds Will Use Sustainable Packaging By 2025

first_img Minneapolis Bans Construction of New Drive-ThrusBurger King’s Impossible Whopper Available Nationwide For Limited Time Stay on target McDonald’s is the world’s largest toy distributor. They also sell a fair amount of fast food, and they use a lot of packaging to serve that food to their customers. That’s why it’s so good to hear that the company is committing to going 100% sustainable.That won’t happen overnight, of course. McDonald’s plans to complete the push by 2025. That might seem like a long time — heck, it is a long time — but we’re talking about nearly 37,000 locations serving 70 million customers a year in 120 different countries.There will be plenty of logistical hurdles to overcome along the way. It won’t be as easy to source eco-friendly materials they need in some countries as it might be in the U.S. or U.K., for example. McDonald’s has acknowledged that, saying “regulations and consumer behaviors vary city to city and country to country,” adding that they”plan to be part of the solution and help influence powerful change.”AdChoices广告The chain has been trending in a sustainable direction for quite some time now. Years ago, McDonald’s teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to reduce packaging and waste. The project was a huge success. The EDF celebrated the 300 million pound reduction in waste and 1 million tons of corrugated cardboard recycled and McDonald’s got a big PR win and raked in a cool $6 million in annual savings.Back in 2014, McDonald’s committed to using only FSC-certified or recycled sources for their fiber-based packaging. Two years ago, they were already at around 64% of their goal. They’re on track to hit 100% by 2020.Another important milestone the company has slated for this year: the complete elimination of foam from its packaging. McDonald’s says that only about 2% of the packaging they use right now is foam, but on a McDonald’s scale that’s still a huge amount of foam being used in day-to-day operations.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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