23 Feb '12, 7pm

Fast Food Packaging Study Finds McD's, Starbucks are Green Leaders

Fast Food Packaging Study Finds McD's, Starbucks are Green Leaders

The work McDonald's and Starbucks have done to make their packaging more recyclable or reduce the amount of material they use have earned them high praise from the Dogwood Alliance. In its latest report, "Greening Fast Food Packaging," the environmental group lays out eight steps to help companies move to more sustainable packaging, illustrated with actions already being taken by major brands. With a heavy focus on the most prevalent fast food packaging material, paper, the report urges the use of less paper, new designs to make more-efficient packaging, increased use of recycled content, avoidance of paper from controversial sources and more in-store recycling. McDonald's has reduced the paper in its napkins by 21 percent, and in the U.K. it cut out 84 tons of paper in 2010 by reducing the size of bun tray liners. And Pizza Hut has reduced paper in pizza boxes by 15 perce...

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