Triple Pundit: Is McDonald’s Becoming A Green Business?
The fast food giant is attempting to be more green by testing out paper coffee cups in 2,000 retail locations.
Yesterday McDonald’s announced it would test paper coffee cups instead of the current foam cups in 2000 of its U.S. locations. Part of McDonald’s resurgence in recent years was because of their new McCafe drinks and improved roasted coffee. But in addition to giving coffee chains like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts a run for their money, all those polystyrene foam cups create massive amounts of waste.
In addition to the waste problem, international health organizations like the International Agency for Research on Cancer have suggested that styrene in any form could have links to cancer. And as more consumers question not only the ingredients that make up their food, but the packaging in which they are delivered, even large companies like McDonald’s are taking a hard look at how they wrap and contain their products.