How McDonald's is working hard to reduce its impact on the environment across the business - from its restaurants to the roads in-between.
At McDonald's we believe it’s important for everyone to help protect and preserve the environment for future generations. We’re always looking for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in our restaurants and across our whole business.
Driven by the environment
One way we do this is to recycle our used cooking oil into bio-diesel, which we use to fuel more than half of our delivery trucks. We won’t bore you with the science, but it works a treat and it’s great for the environment too!
Oil over again
We can effectively use our cooking oil twice by turning it into biodiesel – that’s good news for the planet. Or to give you another comparison, running our trucks on this special biodiesel is the equivalent in terms of carbon emissions savings of taking 2,500 cars off the road each year.
Now 99% of our restaurants recycle their cooking oil in this way, and those that don’t at the moment recycle their oil in a different way.
Fuelled by our famous French Fries
So next time you see one of our lorries on the road, you’ll know it just might be powered by the oil used to cook our famous French Fries.