Contents1.0 Introduction Page 12.0. Waste Management Page 1 2.1. Litter Management Page 1 2.2 Waste Minimisation and Management Page 2 2.3 Packaging Page 3 2.4 Community Education Page 33.0 Waste Management Plan Page 4AppendicesAppendix A McDonald’s Australia Environmental Management Program SummaryAppendix B Haberfield Restaurant Waste Management Strategy Roles and Responsibilities
1.0 IntroductionThe aim of this Strategy is to outline the proposed waste management proceduresfor the Haberfield restaurant. Controlled copies of this Strategy will be issued to keypersonnel managing the operations of the restaurant and Council. Copies shall beissued to the nominated personnel prior to the commencement of employment at therestaurant.2 Waste ManagementIn April 2002, McDonald’s Australia released their National Packaging CovenantAction Plan, which can be viewed on the McDonald’s Australia website(www.mcdonalds.com.au). Key strategies within this action plan include:• Litter Management;• Waste Minimisation and Management; and• Packaging.The following sections highlight the proposed waste management commitments, asrecommended in McDonald’s National Packaging Covenant Action Plan.2.1 Litter ManagementMcDonald’s recognises that it has a responsibility to reduce the amount of itspackaging in the litter stream, and has therefore produced a national LitterManagement Strategy, which addresses the litter issue with a systemised andconsistent approach. The key focus areas of this strategy include litter control, litterprevention and stakeholder communication.Some of the actions from McDonald’s Litter Management Strategy which will beapplied at the Haberfield restaurant include:• Develop a series of litter messages, logo and litter branding for use on and off the Haberfield restaurant site. McDonald’s head office is currently working to achieve an Australia wide litter brand, which would help our restaurants promote responsible litter management.• Identify a litter patrol area in consultation with the Council, whereby crew can safely patrol and collect litter. In accordance with McDonald’s OH&S guidelines, litter patrols will not require employees to cross any arterial roads.• Installation of litter traps in carpark to minimise gross pollutants entering the stormwater drainage system. Stormwater drains at the Haberfield restaurant will be fitted with such a litter trap. Trap to be cleaned as per McDonald’s Planned Maintenance Calendar. The discharge to the Council stormwater system will be treated for sediment, trash and oil using a Humesceptor gross pollutant trap to be maintained as per McDonalds Planned Maintenance Calendar.• Produce litter patrol clothing consistent with the above litter branding for crew to wear when conducting the patrols.• Outdoor sticker with above branding for 240L litter patrol bins and carpark bins.• Signage with above branding for ‘Drive-thru’ area, carpark exit and store building exit.• Tray mat messages with the above litter branding. 1
• Meet with Council to discuss the restaurant’s litter program.• Crew and Manager training on implementation of the restaurant’s litter program.Additionally, McDonald’s has been a major sponsor of ‘Clean Up Australia’ Day formany years and intends to continue its support of this worthwhile cause.2.2 Waste Minimisation and ManagementIn recognition of the need for a strategy addressing waste within the framework of arestaurant’s operations, McDonald’s have produced a national Waste Minimisationand Management Plan. The key focus areas of this plan include Waste Disposal,Reporting and Training, and Education and Awareness.Some of the actions from McDonald’s Waste Minimisation and Management Planwhich will be applied at the Haberfield restaurant include:• recycle all cardboard;• investigate opportunities for plastic packaging take-back using McKey distribution trucks• install a bulk tank for recycling used cooking oil, and use McDonald’s preferred contractor for collection (Coastal Recycled Cooking Oils)• use of McDonald’s preferred waste supplier (SITA or Collex in New South Wales). Preferred suppliers are managed from head office to ensure they meet minimum Company standards for environmental suppliers as follows: - compliance with all relevant environmental legislation - undertake a quarterly business review with head office to report on agreed key environmental performance indicators - maintaining and reporting waste volumes on a store by store basis - provision for alternatives to landfill disposal of waste as they become available - notification to McDonald’s of breaches of environmental legislation - use of reasonable endeavours to assist McDonald’s in relation to ongoing efforts to reduce waste and minimise pollution.Waste will be managed by using a bulk bin system (ie 3m3 or 4.5m3 bin size).Waste collection schedules will be discussed with the waste contractor, and willdepend on projected store volumes. The general waste and cardboard bins will bestored undercover to protect from rain and inclement weather, in the restaurant’scorral area. 2
2.3 PackagingPackaging is one of our focuses in relation to waste and litter reduction and thePurchasing Department continuously seeks alternatives to our current packaging.Light-weighting of products, reduced use of virgin raw materials, reduced size ofpackages and changes in material types are a few of the initiatives that we pursueconstantly. Customers have a choice and may refuse single serve condiments,straws, napkins and other items. In any situation McDonald’s highest priority is themaintenance of food safety.All McDonald’s take away packaging contains anti litter ‘be tidy’ logos or anotheranti-litter message.2.4 Community EducationMcDonald’s sponsors the production of teacher education kits about the environmentfor primary and secondary students. These kits are readily available from HeadOffice in Sydney. 3
3 Waste Management PlanPlanTarget: Reduction of waste to landfill (corporate target) Reduction of packaging in litter streamStrategy: Increase reduce, re-use and recycle initiatives and review waste management practises Continuously strive to reduce litter within the environmentActions: - store to conduct daily litter patrols within OH&S parameters - conduct twice daily litter patrols of the restaurant’s carpark - conduct once daily litter patrols to surrounding streets within the vicinity of the restaurant, as outlined in discussions with Council. - install a litter trap to capture litter within stormwater pits. - all on-site rubbish bins and litter patrol bins to carry anti-litter messages - store to participate in annual Clean Up Australia Day event - recycle all recoverable cardboard and used office paper - recycle all used cooking oil - store to utilise services of McDonald’s approved environmental service suppliers - suppliers to meet McDonald’s Corporate requirements and expectations to ensure accountability and appropriate disposal of residual waste - McDonald’s to work with and encourage store suppliers to develop action plans that include research as to diversion of waste from landfill and minimising waste associated with product design, manufacture and use - store to use re-useable bun crates - review corporate packaging (Head Office) - utilise electronic communication wherever possible for training and correspondence 4
AppendicesAppendix A McDonald’s Australia Environmental Management Program Summary Overview Mission:To strive for the highest standards of environmental performance in ourrestaurants by pursuing sustainable and responsible business practises. Program Objectives:• To plan our approach to environmental issues.• To demonstrate continuous commitment to the environment and its protection.• To complete an action plan for environmental response and impact minimisation.• To develop and implement a cost effective environmental program.• To develop and implement policies that promote an environmental conscience and responsibility. Goals: Environment Protection Statutory Standard Environmental Awareness Information Management Supplier Services
Part A - Strategies to Achieve the Goals Goals: 1 2 3 4 5Environment Protection Statutory Standards Environmental Information Supplier Services Awareness Management Strategies:1. Natural Resources 1. Compliance 1. Training & Education 1. Information 1. Supply Chain Database2. Waste Reduction 2. Government 2. Internal 2. Best Practice Relations Communications 2. Records3. Water Conservation Management 3. Research and 3. Regulatory Impact 3. Public Relations Development4. Pollution Prevention Minimisation 3. Performance 4. Strategic Alliances Management 4. Environmental Suppliers
Appendix B Haberfield Restaurant Waste Management Strategy Roles and Responsibilities1 Litter Management Action Responsible Performance Target Target Met Signature of Organisation Date/No Responsible Organisation Rep.1. Develop corporate litter program, with messages, McD Program developed by logo, branding etc. Environment / time of store opening. McD Marketing2. Store to conduct daily litter patrols within Litter patrols are McDonald’s Occupational Health & Safety Store conducted daily once parameters. Discuss litter patrol area with manager/ store opens, in an agreed Council. Council area. All general litter within patrol boundaries collected at time of patrol.3. Conduct twice daily litter patrols of the site’s Store manager All litter within site carpark collected at time of patrol4. Install a litter trap to capture litter in stormwater McD Trap fitted at time of store pits. Construction opening.5. Install rubbish bins throughout the carpark to the McD Bins installed at time of satisfaction of Council. Bins to be of a design Construction store opening which prevents rubbish being blown out or accessed by vermin.6. Where possible local marketing (street and media Store Signs advertising McD advertising etc) to include litter or waste reduction Manager/ Haberfield to contain anti- messages. Council litter and/or waste reduction messages.7. All bins in car park to contain anti-litter Store Manager Anti-litter messages on all messages. bins.8. Store to participate in annual Clean Up Australia Store manager Annual crew and Day event. management participation
2 Waste Minimisation and Management Action Responsible Performance Target Target Met Signature of Responsible Organisation Date/No Organisation Rep.1. Store to utilise services of McDonald’s approved Service suppliers to be environmental service suppliers Store manager appointed prior to store opening.2. McDonald’s to work with and encourage store McD Annual reports to be suppliers to develop annual action plans that Environment / completed. include research as to diversion of waste from supplier landfill and minimising waste associated with product design, manufacture and use. (McDonald’s Corporate Action)3. Display waste reduction messages in store at McD Implement at opening. appropriate locations (ie at condiment stations in Construction/ relation to napkins, straws etc.). The message Store Manager might read: “In the interest of reducing waste please ensure that you take only what you will use”4. Where possible, implement a plastics recycling McD Implement when system for behind counter plastic. Environment/ appropriate logistics Store Manager available.5. Store to recycle carton board, used office paper Store Manager Ongoing from store and used cooking oil opening6. Store to use re-useable bun crates Store Manager Ongoing from store opening7. Store to be equipped with email and other Store Manager To be provided by store paperless electronic communication devices to opening. be used wherever possible for training and correspondence
3 Packaging Action Responsible Performance Target Target Met Signature of Responsible Organisation Date/No Organisation Rep.1. Review corporate packaging so that new litter McD Packaging to include messages are incorporated onto packaging. Environment/ revised litter program McD Marketing messages.
Demolition Stage 1 – Controls for the Management and Minimisation of Waste Materials on Site Destination Re-use and Recycling DisposalType of Material Estimated On Site Off Site Volume (m 3) or Area (m2) • Specify proposed • Specify contractor • Specify contractor reuse or on site and recycling outlet and landfill site recycling methodsExcavation material N/A Topsoil to be re-used on Recycle Materials to Recycle materials toGreen waste 5cu.m site. Auburn Waste Auburn or Cullora WasteBricks 25cu.m Management Centre, Management Centres.Concrete 20cu.m Hill Road Homebush BayTimber (please specify) 3cu.m Ph 1300 651116Plasterboard 5cu.mMetals (please specify) 10cu.mOther (please specify)
Section Two – Construction and Use.The site plans indicate the following information: Section 2 (a) Construction3 Waste material to be removed to skip bin located in front of terrace3 Temporary storage of materials will be carparks in front of terrace Section 2 (b) Design of Facilities3 Location of waste storage and recycling areas on-site is store corral.3 Details of design of waste storage and recycling areas is store corral3 Design details of garbage and recycling rooms are store corral.3 Details of on-site waste management facilities are new corral.3 Access for vehicles is as existing. Section 2 (c) Ongoing Management3 Location of waste storage and recycling areas on-site is store corral.Note: Some details sought within this section are unknown prior to appointment of a building contractor. McDonald’sacknowledges Council’s desire to minimise waste. Council can be assured that it is normal practice to ensure that anyappointed builder will undertake work in such a way that satisfies these objectives.
Construction Stage 2 (a) – Controls for the Management and Minimisation of Waste Materials on Site Destination Re-use and Recycling DisposalType of Material Estimated On Site Off Site Volume (m3) or Area (m2) • Specify proposed • Specify contractor and • Specify contractor reuse or on site recycling outlet and landfill site recycling methodsExcavation material N/A Excavation material, to Recycle to Auburn Waste Auburn or ChulloraGreen waste N/A be reused as backfilling. Management Centre, Hill Waste ManagementBricks 2 cu.m Road Homebush Bay CentreConcrete 2 cu.m Ph 1300 651 116 N/ATimber (please specify) 2cu.mPlasterboard 1 cu.mMetals (please specify)Liquids (please specify)Other (please specify)
Design of Facilities Stage 2 (b) – Controls for the Management and Minimisation of Waste as ExistingType of Waste to be Generated Expected Proposed On Site Storage Destination Volume per and Treatment Facilities week • Specify contractor and • Specify proposed reuse or recycling outlet (litres or m3) on site recycling methodsGeneral waste including food 14 m3 • Waste storage and Contractor identified uponwaste, paper, plastics – PP, PS, recycling area with appointment of Store Operator /EPS, HDPE, LDPE, miscellaneous capacity for one industrial Manager and following DAcustomer waste bin of 3m3 capacity approvalPaper and Cardboard 7m3 • Waste storage and Contractor identified upon recycling area with appointment of Store Operator / capacity for one industrial Manager and following DA bin of 3m3 capacity. approvalUsed Cooking Oil 80 litres • Waste storage and Contractor identified upon recycling area. Heated appointment of Store Operator / bulk tank for storage of Manager and following DA used oil for collection approvalSanitary and disposable nappy • Container removal and Contractor identified uponwaste replacement service - appointment of Store Operator / weekly services Manager and following DA approvalGrease trap waste 391 litres • Grease trap – regular Contractor identified upon tanker removal - usually 4 appointment of Store Operator / weekly service Manager and following DA approval