KFC Canada to Test Bamboo Buckets

KFC's bamboo bucket
Photo Courtesy: KFC Canada

TORONTO — KFC Canada is exploring eco-friendly alternatives for its packaging. The sustainability commitment will see the company test new environmentally friendly materials, starting with a bamboo-fibre poutine bucket in early 2020.

Earlier this year, KFC Canada committed to sourcing 100-per-cent of fibre-based packaging from certified or recycled sources by 2020.

“We’re proud of our sustainability journey and want our customers to feel KFC is dedicated to not only providing Finger Lickin’ Good chicken in every bucket, but also delivering it in a way our guests can feel good about,” says Armando Carrillo, innovation manager, KFC Canada.

Additionally, as part of a global sustainability commitment, KFC Canada continues to pursue making all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging recoverable or reusable by 2025 and announced in July that all plastic straws and bags would be removed from restaurants before the end of 2019.

The bamboo poutine bucket will be available in select restaurants across Canada in 2020.

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