Starting 20 June 2018, all 84 KFC restaurants nationwide will stop serving beverages with plastic caps and straws.

It comes as no surprise as there’s been a ramping up of anti-plastic waste measures by huge companies recently.

For example, Deliveroo Singapore pledged to do its part to cut down the use of plastic with the introduction of an “opt-in function” for cutlery on World Environment Day (5 June).

There are also plenty of start ups in Singapore introducing bamboo/metal straws to encourage Singaporeans to ditch the plastic straws and opt for reusable ones instead. Melissa Lam, the Bamboo Straw Girl, sells reusable bamboo straws and other products such as natural soap bars, bamboo fountain pens, and fabric wraps, and strawkeepers.

Ditch The Plastic Straws

In a bid to reduce single-use plastics, KFC will stop serving their drinks with plastic caps and straws as part of their No Straws initiative.

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Lynette Lee, General Manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken Management Pte Ltd, said: “We acknowledge the strain that single-use plastics put on our environment and are taking steps to do our part in endeavouring a change.

This makes KFC the very first fast food chain in Singapore to ditch single-use plastics. It has been estimated that this move will “save 17.8 metric tons of single-use plastics in a year”.

Since December 2016, KFC Singapore has made efforts to go green by swapping out paper boxes for reusable baskets for dine-in meals. In early 2017, KFC introduced recyclable paper packaging for their breakfast platters 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 also added that they will continue to review and rollout the use of more biodegradable packaging for their offerings as part of their ongoing eco-conscious efforts.

Good on you KFC, you’re doing it right!

What are your thoughts on KFC ditching their straws and plastic caps? Let us know!

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