Arcos Dorados Holdings, Latin America’s most significant cafe chain and the world’s most significant independent McDonald’s franchisee, has introduced that it will substitute the plastic trays now utilized by its attendees with trays manufactured from extra sustainable products.
Due to the fact employing its plastics reduction application in 2018, additional than 1.300 tons of single-use plastic have been eliminated from Arcos Dorados’ operation. The Company plans to keep on on this path, reducing the use of virgin materials all through its logistics, offer chain and restaurant functions to measurably offset its carbon footprint.
The new trays stand for the first phase in the partnership among Arcos Dorados and UBQ Components, an Israeli company that has patented a technological innovation, which converts house squander into a local weather optimistic, biobased, thermoplastic. Not to be confused with regular recycling that demands really developed sorting, UBQ’s engineering receives waste destined for landfills that incorporates all way of resources, like food items leftovers, paper, cardboard and blended plastics. This combined content is converted into a solitary, composite, thermoplastic substance compatible with business equipment and producing standards.
In the initially period of the partnership, 7,200 serving trays built with UBQ will be introduced in 30 McDonald’s dining places in 20 Brazilian point out capitals, changing outdated plastic trays. The initiative will be step by step extended to all McDonald’s places to eat all through the nation, with 11,000 supplemental trays currently in creation. Aside from the UBQ brand, McDonald’s company will see and sense no big difference in the legendary serving tray as the effects of this collaboration is in the a must have offset of carbon emissions. Employing UBQ in the production of the new trays has presently diverted more than 1,200 kg of waste from staying sent to landfills.
The new trays are produced by the Brazilian company Semaza Comércio de Plástico Ltda., in its plant in Santana de Parnaíba, in the Larger São Paulo area. The introduction of trays designed with UBQ will be step by step extended to further dining establishments in the Company’s footprint, and the aged plastic trays will be re-utilised in other circular economic climate initiatives promoted by Arcos Dorados.