Fast food giant McDonald’s just announced that all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025.
McDonald’s take action as they’ve worked on other sustainable solutions in the past. In 2012, the burger chain committed to remove deforestation from its beef supply chain and to bring in 85% of their beef from sustainable suppliers by 2020. Other goals by that time include sourcing 100% of their coffee, palm oil, and fish sustainably.
McDonald’s is already aiming for all its paper and card packaging, such as burger boxes or paper bags, to come from recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2020. At the moment, 50% of customer packaging comes from recycled products and renewable sources, and only 10% of their restaurants are even recycling.
This action is a response to “an overwhelming demand from customers to make packaging more environmentally friendly”. Another good example of consumers’ power to initiate changes !