McDonald’s Corp. has announced that it has set goals to use only environmentally friendly packaging by 2025 and offer recycling in every location across the globe by the same year.
This announcement comes a week after the restaurant announced it would eliminate foam packaging from all locations by the end of 2018. Its goal is to use only packaging with Forest Stewardship Council certification, which certifies that materials are produced from responsibly managed forests.
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“We have a responsibility to use our scale for good to make changes that will have a meaningful impact across the globe,” said Francesca DeBiase, McDonald’s chief supply chain and sustainability officer.
The world’s biggest restaurant chain will aim to get 100 percent of its packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification, which ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests.
Currently, half of McDonald’s customer packaging comes from renewable, recycled or certified sources, and 64 percent of fiber-based packaging comes from certified or recycled sources.