KFC bans plastic caps & straws, first restaurant in Singapore to do so
Category: #world  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2018-06-19
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KFC bans plastic caps & straws, first restaurant in Singapore to do so

KFC Singapore has declared that it will ban the use of plastic caps and straws in its 84 stores across the country from tomorrow. However, the fast food restaurant will continue to provide plastic caps for takeaway drinks.

The firm has claimed that the strategic move is a part of its No Straws Initiative that will help it in reducing plastic usage. KFC Singapore has added that the new scheme will make it possible for the company to reduce nearly 17.8 metric tons of single-use plastics during a year.

Lynette Lee, General Manager at KFC Management, has emphasized that the reputed fast food organization understands the impact of single-use plastics on the environment. She clarified that KFC is taking measures to reduce the use of plastics that endanger the ecological balance. Lee is also proud that KFC Singapore has become the first fast food restaurant chain in the country to advocate the movement of plastic elimination.

For the record, in December 2016, KFC Singapore provided the customers with dine-in paper boxes and offered them meals in reusable baskets. Reportedly, last year, the organization had swapped foam packaging for breakfast platters as well as porridge bowls with recyclable papers. The firm claimed that the move resulted in reduced usage of paper boxes and foam packaging by about 2.5 million & over 7,00,000 sets within 6 months.

Industry experts believe the strategic move to be a part of KFC’s corporate social responsibility for contributing substantially towards a green environment.

Apparently, the fast food restaurant chain has claimed that it will continue to assess the usage of biodegradable packaging and make it available at various divisions in the near future. It is quite plausible that numerous other fast-food restaurants across the globe may follow the example set by KFC, thereby making substantial contributions towards a green economy.



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