KFC Canada is removing all plastic straws and bags from restaurants this year

KFC Canada is removing all plastic straws and bags from restaurants this year

Achievement advances sustainability agenda in Canada

VAUGHAN, ONJuly 2, 2019 /CNW/ - KFC Canada today announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company's use of plastics in restaurants across the country.

By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada. This effectively removes 50 million plastic straws and 10 million plastic bags from restaurants - and more importantly – landfills, waterways, and the communities in which KFC Canada operates.

"KFC Canada believes in feeding people, not landfills. Reducing the volume of single use plastic within our restaurants ensures we are continuing to lessen our environmental footprint," said Nivera Wallani, President and General Manager, KFC Canada. "Together with our franchisees, staff and guests, we can positively affect the communities we operate in and the health and wellbeing of future generations."

"We are extremely proud to be a part of the KFC Canada family where sustainability and care for the environment are a core part of operations," said Shehzad Janmohamed, CEO, Soul Foods Group - one of KFC Canada's franchise partners. "This critical initiative, and the many more to follow, will enhance the long-term quality of life in the communities we serve."

Earlier in 2019, KFC Canada announced its alliance with KFC's across the globe on a commitment that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging will be recoverable or reusable by 2025. This news today marks an important – and proactive step – towards achieving this goal.

About KFC Canada
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, KFC is now the world's most popular chain of chicken restaurants. To this day the Colonel's own blend of 11 herbs and spices is still used to season our Original Recipe® chicken and it still remains a very closely guarded secret. KFC's specialty is our famous Original Recipe® chicken, but we also feature a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches and wraps, on the go snack items, home-style sides, desserts and beverages.

Today KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of YUM! Brands Inc. and operates more than 21,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries around the world including more than 600 locations right here in Canada. To learn more about KFC Canada, visit our website www.kfc.ca 

SOURCE KFC Canada

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