When It Comes to Sustainable Packaging and Waste, Less Is More
Environmental impact is one of five criteria incorporated into McDonald’s process of developing food and beverage packaging. The other four criteria are functionality, cost, availability of materials and impact on operations. From an environmental perspective, we focus on reducing the impact of our packaging and improving waste management practices.
Our approach considers a product’s entire lifecycle: It starts with where we source our materials and the design of our food packaging, and finally, we look at “end of life” options such as recycling and composting.