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Colombia Joins Water Recycling Program

McDonald’s Colombia recycles condensed water from air conditioning in their restaurants and uses it to irrigate gardens and clean outdoor areas. This enables them to reduce the amount of drinking water used for cleaning and lowers energy consumption. This method is already in operation in 12 restaurants in the country and by December 2015, it’s expected to be functioning in a total of 26 restaurants.
 
“Project Natal” was first created in the Equipment and Maintenance Area of Arcos Dorados Brazil and today is deployed in 132 restaurants across Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela, saving more than 500 liters of water per day in each of location.
 
More information about sustainability at McDonald’s can be found at http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/sustainability.html
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