McDonald's claims 99.6% of its paper packaging sourced from sustainable fiber
McDonald's Corp claims that it has sourced 99.6 percent of its paper food packaging in restaurants from recycled or sustainable fiber in 2020, up from 92 percent in 2019.
In its annual sustainability report, the global burger chain identified the packaging as consisting of paper bags, food wrappers, napkins, and cup carriers.
With McDonald's having over 39,000 restaurants globally, small changes can ripple into other industries and companies.
McDonald's goal is for all its customer packagings to come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources by 2025.
Currently, 80 percent of its packaging comes from such sources.
The company also pointed out that it uses paper straws and wooden cutlery in multiple markets and exploring reusable cups and fiber lids.