Note on the McDonald’s Environmental Cases

by: Stuart L. Hart

Publication Date: January 1, 2008
Length: 6 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-676

Core Disciplines: Sustainability

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This note, which is intended to accompany the McDonald’s case series, gives an overview of different methods for dealing with municipal solid waste. Facts and statistics concerning the most common methods of waste management, including landfilling, incinerating, recycling, and composting are discussed.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Discuss how to develop partnerships between businesses and environmental groups.
  • Understand how to use life cycle analysis (LCA) for decision making.
  • Analyze how environmental issues impact corporate strategy.