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McDonald's Calls on the Local Community to Help Spring Clean

Web Administrator   Mon 30 Mar 2015   updated: Fri 05 Feb 2016

McDonald's across Northern Ireland is calling on members of its local community to join the Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Big Spring Clean taking place throughout April.

Two members of staff ready to help spring clean

McDonald's is delighted to be participating in the Big Spring Clean for the 5th consecutive year and as part of this year's effort McDonald's would like to unite with members of the community in a clean-up operation to rid the streets of unsightly litter.  If there is an area which you think could would benefit from a spruce up please email suggestions to info@aikenpr.com by Thursday 9th April.

James Nevitt from McDonald's said: "The Big Spring Clean Campaign is an effective way of making a positive difference to neighbourhoods and in previous years it has been inspiring to see members of the community join forces to take action on litter that damages our environment. At McDonald's we believe it is important for everyone to help protect and preserve the environment for future generations and we're committed to finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in our restaurants and across our business."

Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, said: "We believe that the BIG Spring Clean is an effective way of making a positive difference to various localities across Northern Ireland and showing that we live here and we love here."

"It's inspiring to see organisations like McDonald's join forces with the communities they serve to take action on litter that damages our environment. I'm delighted that all 27 McDonald's restaurants in Northern Ireland will be taking part in this year's campaign and I wish them every success for their clean ups."

McDonald's has supported the Big Spring Clean Campaign since 2010. At the 2014 BIG Spring Clean, McDonald's staff across Northern Ireland took part in 26 events, collecting over 2 tonnes of discarded waste by cleaning rivers, forests, beaches and housing estates.  As well as the larger-scale Big Spring Clean events, staff at every McDonald's restaurant also patrol the streets around each store at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin.