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McDonald's Says It's Committed to Serving Up Sustainability at Its Stores

Fast food chain McDonald's has employed techniques including $500 staff incentives, 30-percent wind power requirements and lightweight tractor-trailers to help green up its operations, according to a report by the company.

McDonald's Global Best of Green 2012 details examples of company programs around the world aimed at energy saving, waste reduction and other environmental goals. Cardboard recycling is one example.

Every year each of McDonald's U.S.-based company-owned restaurants generates an average of 36 tons of corrugated cardboard waste. Where restaurants have the control of their recycling, 100 percent now recycle their corrugated cardboard, diverting 36 tons of cardboard from landfill each year, the company says.

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McDonald's Global Best of Green 2012 details examples of company programs around the world aimed at energy saving, waste reduction and other environmental goals. Cardboard recycling is one example.

Every year each of McDonald's U.S.-based company-owned restaurants generates an average of 36 tons of corrugated cardboard waste. Where restaurants have the control of their recycling, 100 percent now recycle their corrugated cardboard, diverting 36 tons of cardboard from landfill each year, the company says.

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