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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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McDonald's to phase out plastic toys in Happy Meals by 2025

Many of us have fond memories of visiting McDonald’s with our friends and family as children and receiving the specially packaged Happy Meals. Underneath those cardboard golden arches, we knew that we would find a little toy inside, which we would eagerly anticipate putting together and playing Read More...

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Burger King is testing reusable containers for sandwiches and drinks

Amid growing awareness about the world’s plastic binge, fast-food chains have come under increasing pressure from the public to shrink their environmental footprint. Last month, for example, we saw McDonald’s partner with reusable packaging brand Loop to experiment with reusable cups. Now, Read More...

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McDonald’s experiments with circularity with reusable drink cups

Transitioning to a circular economy means making changes across all industries. The food and beverage sector plays a big role in single-use plastics, but fortunately, more companies are getting on board with more eco-friendly, reusable options. The most recent announcement comes from McDonald’s Read More...

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Food access: The LA restaurant charging lower prices in poorer areas

Fast food restaurants don’t just lure people into eating their unhealthy food because it tastes good. Often enough, fast food is chosen because it’s cheaper than other options. If healthy fast food was the same low cost as McDonald’s, would people keep choosing to eat McDonald’s? That’s Read More...

McDonald’s to remove plastic

McDonald’s to remove plastic from its Happy Meal toys

Last year, two schoolgirls set up a petition to urge McDonald’s and Burger King to stop giving out plastic toys with children's meals. Now, the activism of the two British girls is finally paying off as now both fast-food chains have pledged to remove plastic toys from their kids' meals, with Read More...

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Ford is recycling old coffee waste to make headlights for your car

Your car might soon be getting a caffeine boost, as Ford has recently teamed up with McDonald’s to recycle old coffee waste into car parts. The automaker will be turning coffee chaff - coffee bean skin that comes off during the roasting process - into the plastic headlamp housing used in some Read More...

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McDonald's has finally given in to plant-based meat trend

Over the last couple of months, we have seen numerous fast-food chains embracing the idea of plant-based food items. Burger King now has the ‘Impossible Whopper”, Subway has “Beyond meatballs”, and even KFC launched its “Beyond Fried Chicken”, which caused a frenzied reaction from the Read More...