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Coffee Grounds to grow!

The McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger quick service restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets!

As a company, they recognise a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. The most recent innovative scheme launched by McDonald's is the 'Planet Champion' programme, where each restaurant selects one person to be trained in ways to reduce their restaurants carbon footprint.

Following an expansion of the scheme, our sister company Glasdon UK, were delighted to have supplied their Nexus® Shuttle recycling bins to various McDonald's franchises to be used for the collection of used coffee grounds, which can be recycled as a fertiliser to help fruit and vegetables grow! The fertiliser is being sold to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide places to stay for the families of those with sick children in hospital. Not only is this helping people in need but sending minimal waste to landfill!

Nexus® Shuttle Recycling Bins are ideal for use in commercial kitchens, cafes and any other areas where food is prepared or consumed. Its large aperture and foot pedal operation help to ensure speedy and hygienic disposal of waste. This lightweight and durable product is easy to manoeuvre, reducing time and maximising space – important in a fast food environment!

Sarah McLean the owner of a McDonald's store in the UK added: "There has been interest in the scheme for a wide number of organisations keen to help with taking care of the environment and supporting such a worthwhile local cause"

"Coffee grounds are good for acid–loving plants, like tomatoes, roses and fruit trees."

Read more about the story at Burton Mail

Alternatively, if you want to put your green initiatives into practice, contact us on +44 1253 600 435, email gil@glasdon.com, or use the Live Chat feature on this website.

Coffee Grounds to grow!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015