Yes, you read it right, McDonald’s (Mäccy as my kids call it) shed off its red color (I don’t know if permanently) and turned green, not just because they want to but because of a mission…be environmentally friendly.
I had long written a draft about how they waste so much pieces of paper and whatnots in a span of an hour…how do I know? The McDonald branch near our place (somewhere in Vienna) has their trash room just beside the entrance. There’s awfully a lot of trash bags to be seen.
When I order Kiddie Happy Meals, I opt out for the paper boxes that the toys come with, I really find it wasteful since we are to dine in. Even when for take out, the space that box eats is just too much, making carrying everything difficult. (Yeah, I’m one lazy mom). So far, there’s just one lone cashier who refused me giving back the box, she said it’s a standard protocol. :/
When I take out food from them, I receive so many paper bags I would stack them at one big bag and use them as trash bag for old papers. (We do sort our trash at home and they have separate bins in our garbage room, sorted accordingly, picked in the morning individually).
In connection to this mission, they will be giving a cup of drinks priced at 1€ for every paper bag returned to them. So imagine how many glasses of drinks that would be. I don’t need to worry about stacking those paper bags now, we get free drinks and we help mama earth too, everybody wins!
sept.1 the whole q.c. area here in our country had implemented the no plastic rule, when we last went to sm for grocery shopping i brought some of my eco-bags to hold the groceries i bought, if a shopper do not have a bag of her own, she can still buy the plastic bag for 2php each, whoa, added expense, eh.
So, it is now SOP for mothers to have an eco-bag folded inside their bags lol
Franc Ramon says
This is an excellent initiative for Mcdonalds to offer incentives for paper bags returned. At least, it can cut down on paper wastes.
rj's mama says
all that stacking of paper bags paid off! good job sis, you can now treat me to a free coffee when I visit you in the near (hopeful!) future 🙂
This is great. McDonalds is one of my fave fast food shops and its good to know they’re actions towards environmental awareness.
Good job McDo! I hope they implement this rule in all of their branches worldwide. A good way of giving back to mother earth and giving back to their customers too!