Daventry McDonald’s franchisee, Glyn Pashley and his team are celebrating after reaching the national finals of the McDonald’s Love Where You Live competition.
The annual McDonald’s competition celebrates the hard work and commitment restaurants have made to tackle litter in local communities throughout the UK.
Glyn Pashley and his team were nominated for the award after organising a series of seven events held across Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Leicestershire.
Local councils, business managers and even the local Mayors were responsible for nominating the areas they wanted to see cleared of litter, before local residents and customers selected the final locations.
The litter parties were made up of almost 150 McDonald’s crew members and external volunteers, who between them collected over five tonnes of rubbish.
Glyn Pashley local McDonald’s franchisee said: “I’m extremely proud of my team for their hard work, helping generate awareness of the impact litter can have on the environment. Our litter initiatives have been a huge success this year and it’s really rewarding for everyone involved to be recognised by the business for the work we’re doing locally.”
Katie Parker, McDonald’s Head of Environment said: “Each year, we hold this competition to recognise the commitment our employees have made to tackling litter in their local community. The hard work our employees put into raising awareness of the issue of litter is inspiring and the calibre of entries we receive just gets better every year. Glyn and his team should be proud of what they’ve achieved as a result of their litter initiatives.”
Glyn’s project was one of many taking place across the UK as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign and this year has seen McDonald’s restaurants hold over 400 community litter events, enlisting the help of over 13,000 volunteers nationally.
Aside from larger litter events such as these, staff at the Daventry restaurant patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin. McDonald’s was the first restaurant to introduce ‘Litter Patrols’ in the UK.