Should This New McDonald’s Initiative Come to Mississauga?

 

McDonald's Canada is actively working to help the environment by making its packaging more sustainable. 

This, as noted in a recent press release, is part of the franchise's goal to reduce its environmental footprint, and to source 100 per cent of its guest packaging from renewable and/or recycled materials.

 "To help get there, McDonald’s will unveil two 'Green Concept Restaurants' in London, Ontario and Vancouver, BC," reads the release. "These restaurants will act as incubator locations to test new packaging options and recycling initiatives."

These restaurants will continue to use a lot of the company's current packaging, however, the locations will also test new items, with the potential to be rolled out more widely in the future. 

The following products will be tested in the coming months: 

  • A fully re-pulpable cup for cold beverages 

-      The cup uses an aqueous coating that is acceptable in recycling streams

-      A medium size cup will be tested

  • New fibre lids 

-       Product is made from 100 per cent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood fibre and is recyclable

-       The lid will also help reduce straw use, as guests can sip from it directly

-       Lids will be tested on all three cold cup sizes

  • Wooden cutlery
  • Wooden stir sticks
  • Paper straws

Would you like to see Green Concept Restaurant locations in Mississauga? 

Cover photo is courtesy of the official McDonald's Facebook page.

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