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01.12.2009

McDonald's takes a further step towards reaching zero waste to landfill goal

McDonald's UK has announced that it is helping to power homes and buildings across the UK in a new London initiative that diverts restaurant waste away from landfill sites and converts it into energy.

According to the information provided, the scheme has reduced McDonald's carbon emissions in waste management by 48% and enables the company to take another step towards its goal of reaching zero waste to landfill, with 25 London restaurants now implementing the energy from waste programme.

McDonald's restaurant waste is sent to an energy recovery facility in South London where it is converted into energy that is then channelled into the National Grid and used to power homes and businesses across the UK, including those in the capital.

David Fairhurst, Senior Vice President McDonald's UK & Northern Europe, said: "We are proud to be the first quick service restaurant chain to commit to energy from waste as one solution to reducing the amount we send to landfill. Our energy from waste pilot in Sheffield clearly demonstrated that it is a viable way to reduce our carbon emissions and we are delighted that we are now able to roll out the scheme to 25 restaurants in London. We see this as another significant step on our journey towards zero waste to landfill and we will continue to work to identify other regions of the UK in which the scheme can be replicated." (kbp)


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