KFC Singapore eradicates plastic cups and reduces paper packaging waste

KFC Singapore is ditching plastic cups entirely in favour of paper cups in its 85 restaurants island wide.

Paper cups manufactured out of food-grade paper will replace the brand’s regular plastic cups, cutting 8.3g of plastic from a regular-sized cup and 10g from a medium-sized cup. KFC expects the move to see a decrease in consumption of single use plastic cups by almost 500,000 units, or approximately 4.25 metric tonnes of plastic waste per month.

“As a brand that cares, KFC Singapore is dedicated to packaging innovation as part of our ongoing initiative to reduce single-use plastics and most importantly, waste,” said Kentucky Fried Chicken Management GM Lynette Lee. “We are proud to have kick-started a nation-wide movement against single-use plastic straws last year. Next, on our continuous drive towards environmental sustainability, KFC Singapore is replacing plastic cups with paper cups this year,” 

KFC Singapore has approached sustainable practices via removal of non-recyclable packaging and reduction of paper packaging waste. 

In alignment with the National Environment Agency’s aim to reduce waste, KFC Singapore will be introducing new reusable trays to further cut paper packaging waste on 13 dine-in menu items in its next phase. This initiative will be first put on trial in KFC Kallang and Toa Payoh this December.

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