McDonalds campaigns against roadside litter

E''McDonalds in Peterhead shows its support for Zero Waste Scotland's Transport Litter Week of Action.
E''McDonalds in Peterhead shows its support for Zero Waste Scotland's Transport Litter Week of Action.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Geoff Cooper and staff from his restaurant in Peterhead are taking part in a national campaign against litter on Scotland’s roads and railways.

The campaign is being run in support of Zero Waste Scotland’s Transport Litter Week of Action.

A recent litter audit1 has revealed that seven bottles and cans on average can be found on every 100m of Scotland’s roads, creating a hazard to road users and wildlife, and costing millions of pounds to remove.

Geoff’s team also organise regular community litter picks, and staff at every McDonald’s restaurant across Scotland patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin, and the company was one of the first businesses to pledge its support to Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Clean Up Scotland campaign.

Mr Cooper, said: “It’s unfortunate that there are still some people who think it is acceptable to drop litter on Scotland’s roads and railways.

“Transport Litter is a huge frustration for everyone and as well as having an environmental impact, McDonald’s and the partners involved in Zero Waste Scotland’s Transport Litter Group commit considerable resources towards tackling this problem.

“Our restaurant is proud to support the campaign to raise awareness of this issue and to encourage everyone to take personal responsibility and drive their ‘Carbage’ home.”