Demonstrating their unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, McDonald’s volunteers from four local restaurants in the Stanmore area united forces to combat litter.
In a remarkable display of dedication, the group embarked on a thorough cleanup operation spanning a three-mile radius, encompassing Stonegrove, Brockley Hill, Spur Road, and London Road.
Joining forces with the community were esteemed guests, the now former Mayor and Mayoress of Harrow, Jane Moet and Anne Moore. Together, they successfully collected an astounding 40 bags of litter, leaving a visible impact on the local streets.
The initiative was spearheaded by Hubs Bakshi, the owner and operator of four McDonald’s restaurants in Barnet, Borehamwood, Bushey, and Stanmore.
Bakshi said: “Looking after our local community is of upmost importance to me and a big part of that is ensuring the streets and local areas are litter free. It has been inspiring to see my team working together to keep the Stanmore area clean.
“I’d like to thank my team, as well as Jane Moet and Anne Moore for all their help. It was great fun and I’m looking forward to doing it again soon.”
McDonald’s has long been at the forefront of tackling the litter problem in local communities, employing a two-pronged approach of litter picking and waste reduction in its restaurants.
Setting a precedent in 1982, the renowned brand became the first restaurant company in the UK to introduce litter patrols. Since then, McDonald’s franchisees and employees have tirelessly worked to eliminate irresponsibly discarded litter, spanning towns and cities across the country for over four decades.
A staggering 5,000 miles are covered each week by cleanup crews throughout the UK, collecting not only McDonald’s packaging but all types of litter. This incredible effort amounts to an astonishing 260,000 miles—the equivalent of traveling from Earth to the Moon.
McDonald’s unwavering commitment to tackling litter stands as a shining example of corporate responsibility and community engagement. As the fast-food giant continues to make strides in preserving the environment, it inspires others to follow suit and work collectively towards a cleaner, greener future.