McDonald’s has opened its very first net-zero restaurant location, but it is being called out for potentially being a part of greenwashing.

With its new net-zero changes, this McDonald’s location is set to become the first restaurant location to meet the UK Green Building Council’s net-zero carbon buildings framework. The new location looks like a breath of fresh air to those wanting to support more eco-friendly establishments. Its signs are made out of used coffee beans and the drive-thru lane, of recycled tires. However, environmentalists have pointed out that the fast-food giant is still serving meat and dairy, which is terrible for the planet.

Greenpeace UK campaigner Anna Jones said, “If meat and dairy are still the main course on McDonald’s menu, then this new restaurant initiative can only be labeled as it is: McGreenwash.”

With animal agriculture being responsible for so much environmental destruction and greenhouse gases, no restaurant can be “green” while serving animal products. The meat and dairy industry are some of the main contributors to deforestation and pollution, making it more important than ever to significantly cut back on them.

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