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Hospital power from burgers?

19th September 2007

A hospital is among buildings that look set to be powered by waste from McDonald’s restaurants in an experimental scheme.

Eleven restaurants in South Yorkshire will take part in the scheme with their refuse turned into electricity and heating for 130 buildings in the county, including the Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

McDonald’s said the scheme would save each restaurant from sending 100 tonnes of waste to landfill each year and will be rolled out across the UK if successful. Refuse from the restaurants will be collected, treated at an energy recovery facility and converted into electricity and heat.

 

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Margaret L

Monday 7th June 2010 @ 10:53

The Shrek glasses advertisements are not as helpful as initially planned. The popular McDonald's glass that was meant to draw attention to the new Shrek movie, Shrek Forever After, has been recalled due to cadmium getting in the metal. McDonald's right away issued a recall on the 12 million glasses they sold, but they refuse to release the information on their manufacturers. The fast food chain is offering a complete refund to anyone who brings their glasses back to the store, and they advise getting the glasses from children.People should always be careful when purchasing things like toys. There had been a lot of issues that surfaced about lead poisoning found in kid's toys, now "cadmium" was found in the glasses which we thought were safe. So parents should always be careful when purchasing toys.



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