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McDonald’s

Last Update: Jan 28th, 2019
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Bio-based / Renewable Materials

Recycled Content

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By 2025, 100% of McDonald’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources.

 

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Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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We will eliminate foam from our global system by the end of 2018.

Renewable / Alternative Energy

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Statement Of Support

We support a shared mission to increase access to cost-competitive renewable energy across the McDonald’s US system. In 2014, the McDonald’s company-owned restaurants and franchisees in Europe purchased 76% of their electricity from renewable sources across 21 markets, 10 of which have achieved or are working toward purchasing 100% renewable electricity. McDonald’s U.K. has committed for a 20-year period to purchase renewable energy directly from new infrastructure.

Energy Consumption

Water Consumption

Energy Consumption

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In the U.S., we operate an environmental sustainability program, US 20×2020 By Design. The program aims to reduce energy and water by 20% by 2020, using innovative strategies in the design of new restaurants. These include LED lighting, low oil-volume fryers, high-efficiency hand dryers, toilets and faucets, and low-spray valves.

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Material Efficiency

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Statement Of Support

We pledge to use less packaging.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Company will partner with Franchisees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year. Through collaboration and partnership with our suppliers and producers, the Company also commits to a 31% reduction in emissions intensity (per metric ton of food and packaging) across our supply chain by 2030 from 2015 levels.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Statement Of Support

Our long-term objective is to eliminate food and packaging waste to landfill.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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By 2025, our goal is to recycle guest packaging in 100% of McDonald’s restaurants.

The aspiration is to provide options for recycling paper, cans and plastic fractions by 2025.

 

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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We aim to source 100% of fiber-based packaging from certified or recycled sources by 2020.

Increasing Recycling

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We pledge to … engage millions of customers in the thousands of communities we call home to adopt recycling behaviors as the norm

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