Fast-food giant McDonald’s has opened the UK’s first-ever net-zero carbon restaurant in the Shropshire town of Market Drayton.
The new McDonald’s site, which opened on Friday (10 December), is the first in the country to have been designed “to be net-zero emissions standard in both construction and everyday operation” and will serve as a ”blueprint for future restaurants”.
Some of the notable net-zero carbon initiatives being piloted at the Market Drayton site include a Drive-Thru lane made from recycled tyres, wall art made from used coffee beans and kerbstones made from plastic bottles.
Insulation for the site is provided by recycled British wool, the building is cladded in recycled IT equipment and household white goods appliances and a biodiversity garden and nature trail will capture and recycle rainwater while providing a habitat for native animals.
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