I have to hand it to them, this is a great way to get the word out about global efforts to green thei business. Why not have the consumers learn about them and vote for their favorite. The upside is, whatever practice you vote for - if widely popular - may be used across the McPortfolio. My big soapbox issue is water, so I'll vote for #2. And I am still on the fence about biodiesel after reading about the massive deforestation in South America to plant crops for biofuels production, and the fact that these crops are very water intensive, and the fact that they may actually be net carbon postitive when you factor in the irrigation, refining and other parts of the biofuel production process.
McDonald’s has selected five initiatives it considers are the best and are extending the decision making process to its customers. Customers and interested stakeholders can cast their vote, here.
Water conservation in Australia - McDonald’s Australia has implemented a variety of water conservation measures including extensive landscaping and smart irrigation practices. Advanced stormwater retention tanks can save almost four million liters of water over a 20-year period.