Willshee’s Investment Helps McDonalds Reduce its Environmental Footprint
Willshee’s, is helping McDonalds and other food and drink companies to reduce their environmental footprint with its new segregated waste collection vehicle. The £150K investment increases the award-winning company’s fleet of vehicles to 40, extending its waste and recycling services across the region to businesses looking to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
The new vehicle primarily collects segregated food and glass at the point of collection and delivers the food waste to a local Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant, and the glass is sent to a processing facility, where it is melted and moulded into new products.
Dean Willshee, said: “We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our customers meet their environmental obligations and this is increasingly becoming a priority, especially in the food and drink industry.
“Our new vehicle is enabling companies, such as McDonalds, to take advantage of these more environmentally friendly methods to recycle waste, offering a one stop waste solution!”
Sarah McLean, Franchise owner of 16 McDonalds restaurants in the Burton said: “We take our responsibilities very seriously when it comes to all aspects of the environment and more broadly McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd is always looking for ways to improve waste disposal and recycling.
“The new service from Willshee’s provides our business with a system to separate out our food and general waste, which in turn is helping us to fulfil our business target of zero waste to landfill by 2020.
“All of our restaurants have front of house recycling facilities allowing customers to separate their waste packaging for recycling. It therefore makes sense that the volumes created back of house are handled in an equally responsible manner, by a contractor like Willshee’s who shares those values.”