McDonald’s in Coleraine has received a Gold award for its positive environmental impact, following an independent assessment by TIDY NI, the organisation working towards the vision of a cleaner, greener Northern Ireland.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan MLA announced the results of the McDonald’s TIDY NI Green and Growing Awards, a programme that assessed all 26 McDonald’s restaurants in Northern Ireland across 10 key environmental categories including Waste Management, General Cleanliness, Exterior Maintenance and Litter and Graffiti Awareness.
And the Coleraine restaurant was one of 17 gold award winners.
Coleraine Franchisee Bruce Baillie explained: “At McDonald’s we believe it is important for everyone to help protect and preserve the environment for future generations, and we’re committed to finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in our restaurants and across our business.
“Working within their communities our restaurants and franchisees are proactively involved in initiatives to make a positive difference within the areas they serve.
“As part of this commitment, we’ve launched the Green and Growing Awards programme to help maintain the high environmental standards for our restaurants across Northern Ireland. We’re delighted with the results of the first assessment and look forward to working closely with TIDY NI to further improve our environmental credentials in the years ahead.”
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan added: “One of my key goals is to ensure we have a well-protected environment in Northern Ireland which contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the whole community.”