KFC Canada will be testing out compostable cutlery at select KFC locations starting next month.
The company plans to eliminate 40 million pieces of plastic waste from its operations with compostable cutlery.
The KFC fibre-based 'spork' which will undergo testing combines fork and spoon into one and is made from bamboo, corn and sugarcane.
This mixture is compostable at room temperature – breaking down into biomass, carbon dioxide and water.
This natural process requires no additional treatment and leaves no toxic by-products, taking only 18-months to decompose.
"Operating sustainably has always been part of our DNA. We will continue to invest and innovate to protect the communities we operate in as well as the world around us," said Nivera Wallani, President and General Manager, KFC Canada. "Moving to a compostable, fibre-based cutlery is one of many highlights in our journey to eliminate harmful plastics and waste from our business. We hope this sets an example for the food industry and keeps us collectively moving forward."
Other sustainability initiatives by KFC include
- the plan to remove 12 million plastic poutine containers from its operations by switching to a bamboo packaging solution by 2021
- eliminating 50 million plastic straws, 10 million plastic bags and 22 million Styrofoam containers last year and replacing them all with fibre-based alternatives.
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