Mickey D’s for your car parts?

On Wednesday, McDonald’s and Ford Motor Company said they are joining forces to turn McDonald’s coffee bean waste into vehicle parts. Specifically, headlamp parts from Lincoln cars coming off the assembly line later this month will be made with chaff, skin waste created after roasting coffee beans.

The Chicago-based quick-service chain, who is working with Starbucks to fast-track the creation of a compostable cup, said the coffee bean project is part of a long-term commitment to find secondary uses for waste materials.  Article in Nation’s Restaurant News here.
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