December 4, 2019
Ford teams with McDonald’s to turn coffee into car parts
Ford has tapped McDonald’s to help it turn coffee parts into car parts.
Starting this year, Ford is incorporating coffee chaff – coffee bean skin that comes off during the roasting process – into the plastic headlamp housing used in some cars. It’s asked McDonald’s, which doesn’t roast its own coffee, to connect it with suppliers.
In recent years, as consumers become more concerned about plastic pollution and carbon emissions, companies have made sweeping commitments to reduce their impacts on the environment. Learn more
Summary: Ford has teamed up with McDonald’s to turn coffee waste into car parts. Consumers have become increasingly vocal about plastic pollution and carbon emissions.
Chicago Postal Service kicks off 107th year of Operation Santa
Santa was on hand to kick off the 107th year of USPS’ Operation Santa, a program where post office customers can browse and adopt letters children write addressed to Santa Claus. Those who adopt a letter can fulfill the wishes children make to ol’ St. Nick.
“To be able to deliver that joy and happiness, it’s so worth it,” said Wanda Prater, postmaster of Chicago. “The postal service has been the only place to recognize Santa as being real. Santa lives in all of us, within our hearts.”
Summary: USPS’s Operation Santa, a program where post office customers can browse and adopt letters children write addressed to Santa Claus, kicked off its 107th year. The program started in 1912.
HAPPENING TODAY: USPS’ Operation Santa stops through Chicago https://t.co/9eZqBRG4ZA
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 4, 2019