McDonald’s invests in sustainable team uniforms that makes synthetic fibers biodegradable

Jan 29, 2024 | Food Service

As part of its growing company-wide sustainability goals, McDonald’s announced Friday the investment in new sustainable team uniforms. The new crew uniforms will be made with CiClo technology, which allows synthetic materials like polyester to biodegrade at similar rates to natural fibers, like wool.

While polyester uniforms are generally are generally preferred by fast-food companies for team uniforms because of their durability and washability, they shed plastic microfibers when being created and washed, which often will end up in our oceans and other natural ecosystems, becoming part of the estimated 358 trillion microplastic particles floating around in the oceans.