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KFC Switches to Earth-Friendly Packaging

kfc.jpgIn an effort to reduce its packaging by 1,400 tons, KFC is now switching from cardboard to recyclable and biodegradable paper wrapping for some of its products, Marketing Week reports.

The new packaging will apply to KFC’s Fillet and Zinger burgers, which will be repackaged in paper wrappers, and the Colonel’s and Variety Meals, which will move from cardboard boxes to paper bags. Next month, Mini Fillet Burgers will also move from foil to paper wrappers.

The fast food chain stopped offering eat-in meals in cardboard boxes last year.

Last month, KFC’s parent company, Yum Brands, noted in its first corporate responsibility report that it had exceeded its goal of cutting emissions by 51,000 metric tons.

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3 thoughts on “KFC Switches to Earth-Friendly Packaging

  1. The only problem with this that went unmentioned is that they’re only doing it in the UK (http://www.food-business-review.com/article_feature.asp?guid=F0ABF93F-66EA-4D8A-9DA7-A43263C34A88). Unfortunately, there is no mention of why the KFC outlets in the US will not be taking the same action; it’s especially crucial to us here in the southeast because a great deal of the packaging results in southern forest destruction. Why isn’t Yum! Brands considering cost efficiency– if not environmental facts– if it works so well in Britain? Why not make the practice unilateral? If they want any credit for corporate “responsibility”, it ought to take place everywhere KFC operates.

  2. what this happened in 2009! The born free website has just sent me an email stating KFC is still using bad paper or wrappers. and its 2012!

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