The McDonald’s restaurant chain announced two ambitious environmental goals Tuesday that the company says it wants to achieve by 2025.
USA Today reports that the fast food giant aims to have 100% of its consumer packaging come from renewable, recycled or certified sources, and it seeks to have recycling available in all of its restaurants.
At this time, 50% of the company’s customer packaging comes from sustainable sources, while only 10% of the restaurants are recycling.
“The company says it is making this move in response to customer demand and its desire to help reduce waste and have a positive community impact,” USA Today reports.
In a statement, Francesca Debiase, McDonald’s chief supply chain and sustainability officer, said: “Our customers have told us that packaging waste is the top environmental issue they would like us to address.”
USA Today adds: “McDonald’s said it plans to work with local governments and environmental associations on better packaging designs, new recycling programs and employee and customer education plans to reach these goals.”