VAUGHAN, Ont. — KFC Canada has announced plans to eliminate plastic straws and bags from all of its restaurants by October 2019.
“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,” says Nivera Wallani, president and GM at KFC Canada. “Together with our franchisees, staff and guests, we can positively affect the communities we operate in and the health and well-being of future generations.”
The move is expected to remove 50-million plastic straws and 10-million plastic bags from landfills and waterways in the communities they serve. It also backs up the company’s ongoing commitment to ensure its plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging will be recoverable or reusable by 2025.
“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,” says Shehzad Janmohamed, CEO at 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.”