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.

McDonald’s and other fast food firms have previously come under fire for their carbon footprints
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In the past, the climate crisis was mainly the concern of environment and conservation organisations. Today, largely thanks to the work of Greenpeace, WWF, and others, it is recognised as the defining challenge of the century.

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The question marketers are asking themselves, as Gucci and Nike create digital products, is if the metaverse needs to be part of their 2022 marketing strategy.

The answer is no. That’s not a permanent no (who knows what Zuckerberg has up his sleeve), but for now—you don’t need to figure out how to create funnels in the metaverse.

There are a few marketing strategies you can focus on before that…

And come back to the metaverse later.

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Not only do these influencers set trends and connect with/entertain their audiences, but they can also help businesses grow. If you work directly with a major influencer, it can lead to a lot of reach and exposure for your product or service.

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