McDonald’s begins accepting empty bottles as paymentBy Mason White 1:29 PM August 31, 2014
|Cans for McDonald’s burgers price list|
By: Aarav Sen
Extremely poor people can now afford to purchase food at McDonald’s, as the company began accepting empty bottles as payment.
McDonald’s began accepting empty bottles as payment in Sweden, and if the program is successful the company might accept empty bottles as payment in other countries as well.
According to a price list posted at a store, ten cans buys a hamburger or a cheeseburger, while forty cans will cover the cost of a Big Mac.
“Young people do not always have money to buy fast food, but they can get their hands on empty bottles. McDonald’s has found a way to get teens involved in environmentalism while eating the food they like. That’s a win-win idea,” the advertising agency spokesperson behind the campaign said in a statement.
“In Sweden, an empty bottle is worth 1 kronor at a recycling plant. So to help the environment, McDonald’s now accepts cans as currency. Just take a bag, fill it with your empty cans and exchange them for burgers. McDonald’s then exchanges the cans for cash at a recycling plant,” McDonald’s said in a statement.