Ian Olson, senior director, global sustainability for McDonald’s, added, “Like McDonald’s, Ford is committed to minimizing waste and we’re always looking for innovative ways to further that goal. By finding a way to use coffee chaff as a resource, we are elevating how companies together can increase participation in the closed-loop economy.”

This innovative project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, the supplier of the headlamps, and Competitive Green Technologies, the processor of the coffee chaff.

McDonald’s and Ford plan to continue their collaboration to uncover other ways to use waste as a resource.