The 1,000th McDonald’s fast food restaurant will open in Melton South in Victoria at the end of the year using recycled material throughout the building including infrastructure and furnishings.
McDonald’s Australia senior director of development Josh Bannister, said it was the company’s first local sustainability flagship.
“The Melton South restaurant will play a vital role in allowing us to continue to test, evaluate and implement industry-leading sustainable innovations,” he said.
There will also be 100 per cent renewable energy used in the restaurant thanks to solar energy panel installed on the roof. The restaurant will include a waste sorting bin for greater recycling and diversion from landfill.
Cutlery offered to customers will all be fibre based including stirrers and straws following its commitment earlier this year to help reduce plastic use and waste.
The franchisee of the 1,000th restaurant, Ben Westover, has been an operator of McDonald’s restaurants for more than a decade and said he was excited to open the new store.
Bucher Municipal’s rear loader, the UrBin RL60, has been positioned to offer the best package for its customers. More versatile than ever before, the RL60 is lighter, narrower and lower in height than any other rear loader in the market.
A partnership to tackle commercial food waste in Australia is kicking some major goals by selling high quality surplus food that might have otherwise gone to waste.
Sustainability Victoria has launched its new online directory, Buy Recycled, which features local Victorian products containing recycled content.
The tool is designed to provide government buyers with easy access to suppliers and recycled material options when considering products for purchasing and infrastructure projects.
Products listed in the directory include:
- piping and irrigation
- road base
According to Sustainability Victoria, it’s increasingly important for government to consider the environmental impact of purchasing and infrastructure activities. Buy Recycled aims to provide buyers with options to achieve positive environmental outcomes and support organisational sustainability goals.
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework requires government buyers to consider opportunities to deliver social and sustainable outcomes in every procurement activity. Where appropriate, this includes sustainable material choices and buying products made from recycled content.
This directory is designed to state and local governments to consider environmental sustainability principles when making decisions about purchasing goods for public construction and infrastructure.
Diageo and Pilot Lite say they have created “the world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood.” The bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker scotch whisky in early 2021.
Automated side loaders (ASLs) have become increasingly popular in the US over the past five months with some predicting they could see more interest due to pandemic safety concerns.
Australia’s first national recycling program for razors badged the Gillette Razor Recycling Program has launched after P&G brands Gillette and Venus joined forces with TerraCycle.