McDonald, Coffee Park Resource Circulation Business Agreement…

McDonald, Coffee Park Resource Circulation Business Agreement…


McDonald’s Korea announced on the 10th that it will expand ESG management by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its partners to circulate coffee gourd (coffee residue) resources.

McDonald’s signed an ESG Management Practice Agreement with Social Cooperative Resources, Circulation, Cargill Korea, and Maeil Dairy at the 2022 ESG Daejeon held at COEX in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 9th.

Through this agreement, each company plans to take the lead in minimizing and recycling the waste amount of coffee gourds and continue close collaboration to curb carbon emissions and create environmental and economic effects.

McDonald plans to post-processing the coffee gourd from the Maccafe and deliver it to Maeil Dairy Ranch, which is supplied with milk and ice cream from McDonald’s, by recreating it with livestock feed developed through technical cooperation. It is expected that the establishment of such a virtuous cycle system will create about 4,394kg of carbon emissions and greenhouse gas reduction effects per year. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon absorbed per Ha per year by more than 650 30-year-old pine trees.

Coffee gourds are not only excellent feed ingredients for livestock because they contain a lot of nutrients, but also have an excellent deodorizing effect, which can relieve the odor of livestock farmers and reduce livestock processing costs.

A McDonald official said, “It is meaningful to take the lead in introducing a virtuous cycle of coffee gourds in the domestic coffee market, where one-person coffee consumption is very high,” and added, “We will take the lead in conveying sustainable value to our society by establishing a systematic process from coffee gourd collection to recycling and supply.”

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