Friday, April 4, 2008

British McDonald's to Sell Fair Trade Tea

"McDonald's quit serving Tetley tea in favour of the environmentally friendly product Rainforest Alliance-certified PG Tips in its 1,200 UK outlets. PG Tips is owned by the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever.

The change comes after McDonald's switched its supply of coffee to Rainforest Alliance products in January last year, since when sales have risen 22 %. Since last July, the company has been running its fleet of 155 delivery vehicles on cooking oil recycled from its fast-food stores. The company has also fought to shift its reputation as a retailer of unhealthy products by switching to free range eggs, organic milk, and reducing salt in its food, reports the Telegraph."

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