Use of Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Materials of Leading Fastfood Chains

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Chapter I THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction The term fast food industry refers to companies operating as national or international chains with a number of identically operating outlets. The fast food industry is specialized in food products such as hamburgers, pizzas, chicken, or sandwiches. The growth of the fast food industry has reached a staggering number. If there are so many millions or even billions of hamburgers, or chicken nuggets, or French fries sold each year, then imagine all the packaging that is thrown to waste. The fast food companies have been under pressure for some time to reduce the amount of packaging they use in their food, and many have tried to rise to the challenge. For environmental reasons; both fast…show more content…
Theoretical/Conceptual Framework Fig. 1 The Research Paradigm Figure 1 above shows the two leading fastfood in Cabanatuan City; Jollibee and McDonalds. This fastfood chains materials being used and the classification of each material as to biodegradable, non-biodegradable or reusable. It also includes the volume per day of these fastfood chains consumed and the cost of each material. Scope and Delimitation This study will focus on determining and describing the materials being used by the two leading fastfood chains in Cabanatuan City; Jollibee and McDonalds, the classification of each material as to biodegradable, non-biodegradable or reusable, it will also determine the cost if they use 100% biodegradable materials. The researcher will conduct surveys with some of the crew of Jollibee and McDonalds. The researchers will focus on the take-out materials of Jollibee and McDonalds. The researchers will use questionnaire checklist library research, internet, and observation as their source of information. Significance of the Study The results of this study will be informative to the following: 1. Customers. The data contained in this study will inform them about the materials used by their favorite fast food. 2. Local Government Units. This study may serve as database and guide in their promulgation, enforcement, and monitoring compliance of policies, laws and regulations of using biodegradable

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