McDonald’s waste makes up largest proportion of fast food litt…

Wrappers and cups from McDonald’s meals make up nearly a third of fast food litter on Britain’s streets, according to a survey. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent

Last Updated: 12:43PM GMT 13 Jan 2009

Keep Britain Tidy looked at litter in 10 cities over two days in the first attempt to discover which brand names were most commonly discarded.

Fast food litter was second to cigarette ends in littering the country’s streets and 29 per cent of that was from McDonald’s restaurants, followed by boxes and cups from unbranded kebab and fast food shops. Greggs the bakers generated almost a fifth of the fast food litter, followed by Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway and a number of coffee brands.

I discovered the same thing in the United States last January as recorded on my blog, The Earth Is Not a Trash Can.

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    Scot said,

    Thanks for highlighting this important story, would love to talk to you more about it sometime soon. We published a report linking the destruction of endangered Southern US forests to fast food packaging. You can check it out at

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