McDonald’s fast food chain partners with eco-warriors at climate change summit

FAST McDonald’s restaurant chain is teaming up with eco-warriors at a climate change summit in Inverclyde this week.

Representatives of the local franchise that operates outlets in Greenock and Port Glasgow will join activists at a ‘Take Pride in Inverclyde’ event to be held at the Beacon on Thursday.

MP Ronnie Cowan recently held talks with the fast food burger giant after voicing concerns about the amount of trash being thrown out as a result of people visiting the two drive-throws.

He has demanded that motorists’ car registration numbers be printed on takeout boxes, in the hope that this will deter them from throwing away items.

Mr. Cowan said, “I had a friendly and productive meeting with McDonald’s management and the franchisee.

McDonald’s quickly got involved and agreed to attend the Take Pride in Inverclyde event at The Beacon on Thursday, hosted by Inverclyde Literati in conjunction with Keep Scotland Beautiful.

“We have agreed to consider the possibility of printing car registration numbers on take-out products and also the use of drones to identify hot spots in litter.

“In the meantime, we need to focus on education and law enforcement.”

The Take Pride in Inverclyde event was organized by activists to find local solutions to environmental problems.

It is being held in the run-up to the COP26 world conference in Glasgow.

Event organizer Stephen Henry said: “We are delighted to have such a range of people and organizations, with Keep Scotland Beautiful, our MP, MSP and the Council as well.

“We are delighted to have school children and our groups all coming together and to have dozens of garbage pickups in the coming weeks.”

MP Mr Cowan added: “It is very nice to see so many young people getting involved and I hope we can improve Inverclyde in the months to come.”

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