Please @McDonaldsUK can you make sauce pots not plastic so litter doesn't hurt wildlife, this is on a nature reserve pic.twitter.com/pcDkEfIYvF— Zach (@nerdboy386) 16 April 2016
|A bit of the litter I picked up at Quarry Moor|
Now I know it's not McDonalds that causes the litter, it's some of their customers. McDonalds does try to help - they have loads of bins around the reserve. I looked at their website too and they have people to pick litter up around the local area every so often, which is fantastic but it seems like it's a long time since they did that around the Ripon restaurant though. It's not only these little pots but also straws and the plastic drink cups that I've found around the reserve. I did pick some litter up here before but there's quiet a lot and it's a big site (see Post 400 - Care for nature? Clean for nature)
This is also a quote from the official McDonalds UK website:
At McDonald’s we recognise our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. That is why we have a sustainable sourcing policy for food and packaging and aim to use our planet’s resources efficiently.
|Do these really need to be plastic?|
But what really bugs me out of all things, is that they still haven't responded to my Tweet. If you look at the Tweets that have been sent they're all about people shouting, and sometimes swearing, about how their burgers are cold are that their wraps don't have something in them or that they haven't had their monopoly stickers. So is this what it actually takes for them to notice you?! Does it mean that I have to be as abusive and horrible as some people in MY Tweets, because if it does, then I really don't know what they've made this world come to, they're going to try and make a young lad who's really passionate about nature be as angry and abusive as possible just to get something nice done? Well I sent them this Tweet trying to prompt them to respond:
So far @McDonaldsUK thinks bad service & missing monopoly stickers more important than plastic hurting wildlife? pic.twitter.com/DzQF2btxJp— Zach (@nerdboy386) 17 April 2016
Well after over 30 hours I still haven't received a response. And I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever get a response. I mean, I'm never going to get to the point in which I have to be angry at all, I'm not that sort of person, and I really don't want anybody to get like that. I've had plenty of people backing me up like Matt Doogue (who by the way has been with me right from the start, Day 1)
Listen to the kid! Be like the kid! Be inspired by the kid! https://t.co/giCON4ZUpP— Matt Doogue (@MattDoogue) 16 April 2016
and Team for Nature UK (who has inspired me an awful lot)
.@nerdboy386 hi Zach! @McDonaldsUK should listen because looks like they don't care about future generations. Compostable alternative plz :)— Team4Nature UK (@Team4Nature300) 17 April 2016
And Dave Renwick (Who you'll be very familiar with being amazingly helpful to me!)
So McDonalds. Can you change your pots, straws and other plastic packaging to something biodegradable please? Could one of your litter patrols or Community Clean up events help clean up Quarry Moor please? (I'll even help if it's not a school day). And most of all, I've asked nicely and I'm not being horrible to your company, so could I please have an answer to my questions, please?
Hope you enjoyed,