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McDonald's to turn waste into energy in Sheffield

In a UK first, waste from McDonalds restaurants, including discarded food, will be used to heat local buildings. The initiative will see 11 McDonalds restaurants in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley participate in a pilot scheme. Veolia Environmental Services, contractor for McDonalds, will be collecting the waste and treating it at its energy recovery facility in Sheffield where it is then converted into electricity and heat. McDonalds president and chief executive officer Steve ...