Paper & Waste

Paper & Waste

  • McDonald’s and EDF joined forces and eliminated more than 300 million pounds of packaging, recycled 1 million tons of corrugated boxes and reduced waste by 30 percent.

  • Our partnership with the coffee giant drastically cut paper cup waste by introducing the insulating sleeve.

Why it matters

Despite the ubiquity of digital communications, paper use and over-packaging is growing, and so are their impacts on the environment.

Producing and disposing of paper and other packaging has large and wide-ranging effects – from the forest to the manufacturing facility to the landfill.

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Switching to recycled paper extends the overall fiber supply, thus reducing demand for wood and pressure on forests. Use our Paper Calculator to see how increasing recycled content saves resources.