Being environmentally responsible is a key part of our business.
We have always strived to be an environmentally responsible business. As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, we have the responsibility and opportunity to use our Scale for Good and take action on some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges in the world today. We embrace this opportunity to drive meaningful progress, and do so by collaborating with millions of customers, employees, franchisees, suppliers and other partners. While we’re committed to taking on many challenges facing society today, we’re elevating a few global priorities where we believe we can make the greatest difference and drive industry-wide change. You can read more about our global commitments on our global Scale for Good website. As we work towards achieving these goals, we are proud that McDonald’s Australia has already made good progress against a number of these targets, which create shared value for our business and our communities.
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McDonald’s Sustainability Actions
McDonald’s Sustainability Commitments
Rethinking our packaging
Currently, 83% of our packaging is fibre based and 100% of that fibre based packaging comes from recycled, renewable or certified sources – a target we originally set for 2020. The paper and board we use is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the programme for endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Ditching plastic straws
We know plastic is a topic our customers are passionate about. So we have committed to removing our current plastic straws from our restaurants by the end of 2020. We’re currently trialling fibre straws in select restaurants around the country and this year, we will be implementing a ‘straw behind the counter’ policy nationwide to minimise plastic waste.
Making recycling easier
Recycling shouldn’t be a chore. That’s why we have made a commitment to recycle guest packaging in 100% of our restaurants by 2025.