McDonald’s has opened the firm’s first UK net zero carbon restaurant. The building is powered by wind turbines and solar panels and is located in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
The building’s cladding was made using recycled IT equipment and household goods, while signs were created from used coffee beans. Insulation for the restaurant is provided by sheep wool.
The fast-food company said it would be used as a “blueprint” for other sites and work has started to roll it out.
‘Net zero’ means not adding to the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
McDonald’s new build is the first restaurant in the UK that is due to be verified as net zero emissions for construction using the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC’s) net zero carbon buildings framework.
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