McDonald’s Canada to test reusable McFlurry® Spindle
Starting on January 10th, McDonald’s Canada is taking another step in its reduction of single-use plastics (SUP) from its restaurants by testing a reusable and washable McFlurry® mixing spindle in four GTA restaurants. During the 4-8 week test period, guests will receive a wooden spoon with their McFlurry instead of the traditional plastic spoon they have received since the 1990s.
Pending the results of the test, the company will consider plans for a further roll-out of the mixing spindles in restaurants across the country. By introducing reusable spindles, McDonald’s Canada expects to eliminate approximately 168 tonnes of plastic resins from the Canadian system annually.
Testing these reusable spindles will not impact the time it takes to make a McFlurry. Guests wanting to order a McFlurry at these locations will receive their favourite treat within the usual time it takes crew members to make while using the single-use plastic spoons.
What locations will the test be taking place?
The test will be taking place at the four locations below:
- 1045 Pape Avenue
- 1735 Danforth Avenue
- 3150 St. Clair E.
- 85 Ellesmere Road, Unit #C1
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