Friday 10 December 2021

McDonald’s opens first net zero UK restaurant

McDonald’s opens first net zero UK restaurant

Fast food chain McDonald’s has opened its first net zero carbon restaurant today in the UK.

The site in Market Drayton, Shropshire, has been designed to be net zero in both its construction and operations.

The franchise hopes the restaurant will revolutionise the industry and contribute towards its aim of achieving net zero emission for all its 1,400 restaurants and offices across the UK by 2030.

Renewable energy from wind turbines and solar panels will power the site and the walls are also insulated with British sheep’s wool destined for landfill.

The Drive-Thru is made from recycled tyres, wall art has been made from used coffee beans and kerb stones have been used to make the plastic bottles.

Beth Hart, Vice President Supply Chain, said: “At McDonald’s we believe that our food needs to be served in restaurants that are sustainable for the future.

“Market Drayton is a big step towards making that a reality, enabling us to test and put into practice what a net zero emissions building, both in build and use, really looks like.

“We’ve already started to roll out some of these innovations to other restaurants but what is exciting about Market Drayton is the fact it will act as a blueprint for our future new builds.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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