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As we’re sure you all know 2020 has been a very eventful year. There has definitely been more downs than ups as we’ve been going. The world has gone through a lot this year. All we are hearing on the news is negativity. We are only seeing the terrible things currently happening. It’s beginning to get overwhelming. However, there is always a silver lining and a light at the end of the tunnel. There are a lot of great and happy things going on right now that we just aren’t hearing about. For some much needed positivity, here is some good news that we feel everyone needs to hear.
McDonald’s Testing New Reusable Cup System
McDonald’s in the United Kingdom has begun testing new reusable returnable cups to cut back on the 600 billion paper coffee cups that are used up every year. McDonald’s Vice President of Sustainability, Jenny McColloch opted to use this system of reusable drinking cups, which are manufactured by a company called Loop.
To keep up with health standards regarding Covid-19, after returning the cups, McDonald’s sends the cups to a facility to have the cups sterilized so they can be used again the next day. McDonald’s in the UK is taking tips from McDonald’s in Germany, as they offer a discount if you bring your own cup. If you use the new reusable cup in McDonald’s UK, they offer a small discount to your purchase.
Although McDonald’s has been using biodegradable cups to help recycle and keep from wasting the paper, these recyclable materials still have a life cycle before the cups’ molecular structure begins breaking down. Loop and McDonald’s are hoping that implementing this new cup will inspire other companies to do the same and reduce waste and pollution.
Oldest WWII Veteran Turns 111 Years Old
Lawrence Brooks is the oldest known U.S.World War Two veteran. He was born on September 12th 1909, This would make him 111 years old. He ended up being drafted into the Second World War when he was 31 years old. He would eventually become a 1st Class Private. He was one of only 1.2 million African Americans that served in the war, compared to 16 million soldiers.
On his birthday last Saturday he was at his home with the Victory Belles singing and dancing for him. People socially distanced on the sidewalk in front of his house, people brought gifts, cards, and many brought signs. He was so happy. He smiled, danced around, and clapped to the singing. There was a military fly over that went directly over his house. It was just for him. He had nearly 10,000 cards sent to his doorstep and birthday wishes from across the planet.