“McDonald’s” Invests $370 000 in Sorting and Processing Waste in the Chain’s Restaurants in Ukraine

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
“McDonald’s” Invests $370 000 in Sorting and Processing Waste in the Chain’s Restaurants in Ukraine

The company plans to install special waste sorting stations in "McDonald's" restaurants in 22 cities of Ukraine

Starting from July 13, visitors can sort waste and used packaging separately.

It is specified that special sorting stations with appropriate markings are already installed in 85 McDonald's restaurants. In the next two weeks, this equipment will also be installed on summer terraces.

Sorting stations have 5 fractions: plastic, paper, cups, liquid, etc.

The press service of the Interfax noted that a test program on sorting in 16 McDonald's restaurants in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Kyiv region had been going on for about a year, and 2,6 million Ukrainians had already joined it.

The company has more than 30 partners in different regions of Ukraine, which are engaged in investing-in-ukraine/service-for-investors/logistics-providers/" rel="dofollow">logistics, collection, transportation, sorting, and recycling of waste.

The company clarified that McDonald's has a global commitment to move to the production of all packaging materials from renewable raw materials, as well as reusable raw materials. By introducing separate sorting and developing a culture of proper waste management in Ukraine, the company is contributing to the preservation of the environment.

The first McDonald's in Ukraine was opened on May 24, 1997, in Kyiv. There are 101 McDonald's restaurants in 22 cities in Ukraine now.

The development of the network is supervised by FDI McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, MCD Europe Limited (100%, London, UK) is a participant in FDI. The authorized capital of FDI McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. for February-2021 is $33,3 million.

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