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McDonald’s to open ‘Green’ restaurants 

McDonald’s Canada plans to open two green concept restaurants: one in London, Ont., and another in Vancouver.
McDonald’s Canada plans to open two green concept restaurants: one in London, Ont., and another in Vancouver.

McDonald’s Canada plans to unveil two green concept restaurants: one in London, Ont., and another in Vancouver. 

These restaurants will act as incubator locations to test new packaging options and recycling initiatives. The green concept restaurants will use a lot of McDonald’s current packaging, but will also test items that have the potential to be rolled out more widely in the future. 

The initiatives in the coming months include:

  • A fully re-pulpable cup for cold beverages (The cup uses an aqueous coating that is acceptable in recycling streams. It will also include lids made from 100 per cent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood fibre and which are also recyclable.);
  • Wooden cutlery;
  • Wooden stir sticks; and
  • Paper straws.

“We are proud of the progress our organization is making toward our global packaging sustainability goals, it matters to our guests and we will continue taking our environmental responsibility seriously,” said John Betts, president and CEO of McDonald’s Canada. “Our green concept restaurants are an exciting innovation as part of our ongoing journey.”

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