Mcdonald’s Backs Biofuels in Britian

How’s that for alliteration? This is a little behind the times (well more than a little, the story broke over 7 months ago) but it’s great news none the less. As of this year, the Mcdonald’s fleet of trucks (lorries to those on the other side of the pond) in the UK will be using Mcdonald’s own used cooking oil as fuel. Mcdonald’s is often used as a punching bag by health advocates and is often seen as a symbol of what is wrong with American corporations, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. This action will prevent over 1,650 tons of carbon emissions and is an example of how a company can use take small steps towards becoming more sustainable. Here’s hoping they will bring this program to their home turf.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6259328.stm

http://uk.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUKMOL23573620070702?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

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