Tag: McDonalds

Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

September 29, 2021 |

  Hot news in from McDonald’s which is phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic from its Happy Meal toys in more than 100 countries as it transitions to mostly recycled and renewable plastics and sustainable fibers by 2025. In France, smelly fish waste is being turned into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. In the Netherlands, the […]

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I’m Lovin’ It: McDonald’s to overhaul Happy Meal toys

I’m Lovin’ It: McDonald’s to overhaul Happy Meal toys

September 27, 2021 |

In Chicago, McDonald has announced that it is phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic from its Happy Meal toys in more than 100 countries as it transitions to mostly recycled and renewable plastics and sustainable fibers by 2025.  Specifically, it aims to reduce the use of traditional plastics by 90% compared to 2018. The company is […]

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I’m Lovin’ It: Major McDonald’s franchisee taps UBQ for plastic alternative

I’m Lovin’ It: Major McDonald’s franchisee taps UBQ for plastic alternative

February 1, 2021 |

In South America, the region’s largest McDonald’s franchisee has announced it will substitute plastic trays for more sustainable materials. Arcos Dorados Holdings has contracted Israel’s UBQ Materials to provide the new material, which is made from household wastes such as food leftovers, paper, cardboard, and mixed plastics.  Initially, over 7,000 trays will be introduced in […]

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Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI create circular economy partnership

Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI create circular economy partnership

June 24, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI have joined forces to create a circular economy partnership. The collaboration will see McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands recycling the used cooking oil from French fries into Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The fuel will be used in HAVI trucks that deliver goods to McDonald’s. Neste MY Renewable […]

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University of Toronto researchers using McDonald’s UCO to produce 3D printing resin

University of Toronto researchers using McDonald’s UCO to produce 3D printing resin

February 24, 2020 |

In Canada, researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil – from the deep fryers of a local McDonald’s – into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin. Using waste cooking oil for 3D printing has significant potential. Not only is it cheaper to make, the plastics made from it break down […]

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McDonalds, Impossible Foods break off talks as supply crunch looms for vegan darling

McDonalds, Impossible Foods break off talks as supply crunch looms for vegan darling

January 8, 2020 |

In California, Reuters is reporting that McDonalds and Impossible Foods have broken off supplier talks as Impossible has signaled that it would be unable to meet the production volumes that McDonalds would require. Shares of rival Beyond Meat jumped more than 12 percent on  the news. Meanwhile, Burger King is continuing its Impossible rollout and […]

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McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

April 15, 2019 |

In the UK, edie reports that McDonald’s is set to boost its biodiesel production thanks to a partnership with German appliance manufacturer Miele who will update its washing machines at more than 1,300 restaurants around that country to increase grease collection. Miele says that upgrading its washers will allow McDonald’s to boost its biodiesel production […]

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McDonald’s UAE clocks 10 million kilometers on biodiesel blend

McDonald’s UAE clocks 10 million kilometers on biodiesel blend

June 27, 2018 |

In the UAE, McDonald’s UAE announced that its logistics fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks have clocked a whopping 10,000,000 kilometers since the launch of the initiative seven years ago, saving 8,563 tons of carbon dioxide in the process and contributing to improve air quality in the country. Since July 2011, McDonald’s UAE’s logistics fleet has […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists rail on fast food industry, McDonald’s for palm oil sourcing

Union of Concerned Scientists rail on fast food industry, McDonald’s for palm oil sourcing

May 25, 2014 |

In the US, the Union of Concerned Scientists recently scored the palm oil sourcing commitments of 30 companies in the packaged food, fast food, and personal care sectors. 24 of the 30 companies have inadequate commitments or lack commitments altogether to sustainable sourcing. The fast food sector in particular is lagging behind, with only two […]

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Neutral Fuels looks beyond McDonalds to more and bigger markets

Neutral Fuels looks beyond McDonalds to more and bigger markets

January 6, 2014 |

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels is looking beyond McDonalds to find other partners for its cooking oil recycling business in hopes to reduce its dependence on the company. It has already done wonders in Dubai, with 2 million miles driven by McDonalds on fuel produced from its own vat fryer oil, and is setting up […]

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