McDonald's promises to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint

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It's well-known fact that the beef industry isn't exactly great for the environment. In fact, it's reportedly responsible for somewhere between 20 and 50 percent of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. That's a lot. So much, that you would help the environment more by eating less red meat than by giving up your car.

McDonald's, a company that uses a hell of a lot of beef on a daily basis, is aware of this, prompting it to announce that it intends to reduce its carbon emissions by 36% by 2030. No small feat, especially as the company intends to continue growing.

If McDonald's hits the goal, it would reduce emissions into our atmosphere by roughly 150 million metric tons across 12 years – approximately the same as taking 32 million cars off the road for a year.

So, how does McDonald's plan to reach its ambitious goal? Well, as well as working with suppliers on better beef production methods (such as different, less gas producing feed), it will reevaluate its packaging, wasted food, and restaurant energy consumption levels. Let's hope (for the sake of humanity!) it achieves it.

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Source: Fast Company
Tags: mcdonalds, food