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Fast Food Joint Sets Sustainability Goal for 2025

Posted by Anamia Monge on


Think of an influential, sustainable fast food joint. You probably see a handful of these joints  as you're driving to your destination. Does McDonald's come to mind? No, but maybe it will in the near future. Here's what McDonald's claims to do:
  • Increase recycling and composting
  • Help create cleaner communities 
  • Provide customers with hot, safe, high quality and waste-free packaging 
By 2025, McDonald's is to recycle guest packaging at all restaurants by making sure 100% of guest packaging comes from renewable, recycled or certified sources. In other words: In seven years, McDonald's 37,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries serving over 69 million customers daily will scale to being responsible for a more sustainable future, fuel a movement to address waste and become a charge for change. I originally saw this sponsored McDonald's post on Instagram with the following caption:

Just an FYI: The link in their bio does not lead to more information about sustainability. Instead, it takes you to the McDonald's mobile app, #ShamelessPlug.

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Anyways, I decided to go through the 500+ comments from this post. Here are some of the reoccurring comments about McDonald's goal:


The overall tone towards this post was not positive, but this fast food restaurant is heading towards the right direction. Do you think McDonald's can be the lead towards restaurant sustainability? For more information about McDonald's pledge, click here.

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