18 December 2012 — McDonald’s Australia is recycling its used cooking oil into biodiesel to run its Victorian transport fleet trucks. Used vegetable oil is being collected from McDonald’s restaurants in Victoria and converted to biodiesel by Neutral Fuels. The biodiesel is then used to fuel McDonald’s transport fleet, owned and operated by distribution partner Martin Brower. Independent studies have shown that biodiesel usage results in about 80 per cent less carbon dioxide than burning traditional fossil diesel on a lifecycle basis, with reduced sulphur oxides, sulphates and soot emissions.