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McDonalds to power British fleet with cooking oil

LONDON, England -- McDonalds has announced it will begin powering part of its British truck fleet with used cookin...


LONDON, England — McDonalds has announced it will begin powering part of its British truck fleet with used cooking oil from its restaurants.

The company said it will save about 1,700 tonnes of carbon emissions per year the equivalent of removing 2,400 vehicles from the road. The restaurant chain will begin by converting 20 trucks to use a mixture of used cooking oil and pure rapeseed oil, the company announced.

“We are delighted to now have a practical, efficient use for (the used cooking oil) within our own business,” said McDonald’s Corp. senior vice-president Matthew Howe in a statement.


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