LOOK: This Fast Food Resto Has a Bike and Dine Area

In time for Environmental Awareness Month, one of the biggest Fast Food chains in the Philippines is opening a Green & Good store. 
Located in Shaw Boulevard Wack Wack Mandaluyong, the new McDonald’s Green & Good store is the 2nd under the sustainable store program of the food chain giant. The first Green & Good store was launched in UN Del Pilar Avenue in Manila City in April 2021.
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The Green & Good store in Shaw Boulevard Wack Wack is the first McDonald’s store in the country to adopt a modular system with its prefabricated prefinished building construction. Compared to a traditional brick-and-block approach, each module is produced off-site and installed together with other modules on-site. This enables faster work in a controlled environment and promotes sustainability through reduced waste and impact of on-site construction activities.

The store was also built with repurposed and recycled material such as reclaimed wood, eco- pavers, and eco-bricks. The concrete fiber was used as an alternative material to steel rebars on slabs, pavements, and driveways. Even smaller details such as paint used made with low volatile organic compounds were prioritized with less environmental impact.

The Green & Good store also includes solar lampposts and photo and motion sensors as part of its utility efficiency solutions, as well as eco-friendly air conditioning for less energy consumption. Rainwater is also collected in a harvesting tank to be used for cleaning the store’s exterior.

McDonald’s is also one with the growing community of cyclists as they launch a bike and dine area. They also have a Bike Repair Station that has the tools cyclists would need to carry out basic bike repair or maintenance.

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The food chain also partnered with Meralco to provide e-charging stations for e-bikes and e-scooters. They only charge Php1 per minute of charging.
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Customers can also enjoy their food with the use of reusable packaging for dine-in such as reusable rice bowls, utensils, cups, and wooden stirrers.

Stricter implementation of solid waste segregation in the dine-in, kitchen and prep areas will be in place. McDonald’s Philippines aims to significantly reduce waste at sanitary landfill by conversion of paper waste to fuel, food waste to fertilizers and plastic waste to repurposed goods, as well as conversion of Vegetable Oil to biodiesel.