McDonald’s Norway takes on an Oslo European Green Capital Industry Challenge 

McDonald’s Norway is the most recent company to join the Oslo European Green Capital Business Program. The company has committed to taking Oslo Business Region’s 4th  challenge – to reduce plastic waste by replacing single-use plastics with environmentally friendly alternatives. The plastic challenge was created specifically by Oslo Business Region to increase awareness about sustainable opportunities available to the business sector in Oslo. 

“We are delighted that McDonald’s Norway has decided to take our 4th industry challenge – reduce plastic waste by replacing single-use plastics with environmentally friendly alternatives whilst actively challenging suppliers to develop plastic free alternatives through innovative procurement. The fast food industry can play an important part in global waste reduction – it is great to see McDonald’s Norway step up to the challenge.”   – Claire McAree, Project Manager, Oslo European Green Capital Business Program

McDonald’s Norway is managed by FoodFolk – who aim to operate  McDonald’s Norway in a sustainable way; not only the restaurant chain but the company as a whole. When the company made the decision to swap from plastic to paper straws, plastic consumption was reduced by 20 tons.

In taking on an Oslo European Green Capital Industry Challenge, McDonald’s Norway will implement new plastic restrictive measures in all of their packaging.  

“We have a goal that 100 percent of our packaging should be from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025. Already today, 90% of our packaging is from cardboard, from either certified sustainable forestry or recycled paper. We are also strengthening our sustainability efforts by reducing the amount of plastic packaging; therefore it is both natural and useful for us to join the Oslo European Green Capital Plastic Challenge.” – Kristina Johansen, Communications Manager at FoodFolk

The Oslo European Green Capital Business Program, powered by Oslo Business Region, is still seeking bold companies to join the business program and commit to an Industry Challenge. Is this something for your company? Learn more here.


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Posted on: September 6. 2019
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