In an effort to reduce single-use plastics, from 20 June 2018 onwards, all 84 KFC restaurants nationwide will no longer be serving beverages with plastic caps and straws as part of their No Straws Initiative. It is estimated that this move will see a reduction of a whopping 17.8 metric tons of single-use plastics in a year.

KFC Singapore took their first strides to going green in December 2016, when paper boxes were phased out for dine-in meals and customers were served their meals in reusable baskets instead. A few months later, in early 2017, KFC introduced recyclable paper packaging for their breakfast platters and porridge bowls in place of foam packaging for their KFC a.m. menu.

These initiatives saw a reduction of close to 2.5 million paper boxes and over 700,000 sets of foam packaging in a span of only 6 months.

KFC Singapore will continue to review and rollout the use of more biodegradable packaging for their offerings as part of their ongoing eco-conscious efforts.

For more information on KFC’s continual sustainability efforts, please visit, this website.

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