KFC Canada is the first quick-service restaurant in Canada to commit to making all of its packaging 100 per cent home compostable.
In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, KFC Canada has announced that all consumer-facing packaging will be fully home compostable by 2025.
KFC will begin piloting its first home compostable bucket this year. The brand says this commitment will divert nearly 200 million pieces of packaging from Canadian landfills each year.
The move is the latest step of KFC’s pursuit of a more environmentally friendly operation.
“Our packaging is a part of our heritage and our storytelling. Beyond its iconic image, we want KFC’s packaging to be forward-thinking, inspiring, and to champion functionality, food safety and eco-friendly solutions,” said Armando Carrillo, Innovation Manager, KFC Canada.
“We have continued to accelerate our efforts and push the boundaries to bring more environmentally sustainable packaging solutions to market, including our recent move to bamboo poutine buckets. A fully home compostable packaging line is the ultimate win for us and for the environment.”