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No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to begin phasing out polystyrene foam cups beginning this spring, hoping to have completely eliminated polystyrene cups from its global supply chain by 2020. While the majority of Dunkin’ Donuts’ international markets are currently using paper cups, the company will work to replace foam cups with a new, double-walled

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

McDonald’s is attempting to address customer concerns about packaging waste (and influence the industry) with a new goal: by 2025, the fast-food giant will recycle customer packaging in 100% of its restaurants. Customers have told the company that

McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

McDonald’s has agreed to end the use of polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year. Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. A proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out of polystyrene was supported by 32% of shares voted in May 2017, the group says.  

Largest McDonald’s Franchisee Plans Sustainable Sourcing for Packaging, Palm Oil, Fish

Largest McDonald’s Franchisee Plans Sustainable Sourcing for Packaging, Palm Oil, Fish

The world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, Arcos Dorados, acknowledged in its just-published sustainability report that its large footprint across Latin America and the Caribbean means that it must “take a leadership role” in terms of implementing programs that will improve its environmental impact. The company said, for example, that “many” of … Read more »

McDonald’s Scolded Again, This Time for Straws

McDonald’s Scolded Again, This Time for Straws

  Just weeks after McDonald’s came under fire from As You Sow for bringing back the use of foam cups in some Chicago-area stores, the fast-food chain is being targeted by another watchdog organization, this time for its use of plastic straws. A petition from SumOfUs, signed by 110,000, claims that … Read more »

McD’s in Chi-Town Revive Polystyrene Cups

McD’s in Chi-Town Revive Polystyrene Cups

McDonald’s is bringing back the use of foam cups in some Chicago-area stores, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fast-food chain mostly phased out use of the polystyrene cups, which isn’t as easily as recyclable as other plastics, in 2013, though the company still uses them for iced tea, McDonald’s … Read more »

Shareholders to Amazon, McDonald’s, Target, Walmart: Phase Out Polystyrene Foam

Shareholders to Amazon, McDonald’s, Target, Walmart: Phase Out Polystyrene Foam

The resolutions come as dozens of leading global brands endorsed a plan to ensure 70 percent of plastic packaging is reused and recycled globally, up from today’s recycling rate of 14 percent.

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6 Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2016

McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020. This follows the fast-food chain’s November announcement that its centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This includes cartons, cups, … Read more »

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McDonald’s Achieves 100% Sustainable Packaging Goal

McDonald’s centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced, reports Supply Management. This includes cartons, cups, bags, napkins and tray liners, all made with wood fiber from recycled sources or forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification. McDonald’s says this … Read more »

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Severn Trent Water Helps McDonald’s Reduce Sewer Blockages

Severn Trent Water is working with McDonald’s in the UK to reduce sewer blockages by helping to educate staff about what they shouldn’t be pouring down sinks and drains at the food chain’s restaurants. The partnership is part of a drive to minimize blockages in sewers and drains across the … Read more »

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McDonald’s Reports 6% GHG Increase

Scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions went up 5.9 percent at company-owned McDonald’s restaurants between 2013 and 2014, according to the fast food company’s 2014 Good Business Report. The report outlines the company’s 2014 progress toward sustainability goals outlined in its Sustainability Framework. The increase in GHG emissions … Read more »