KFC Canada will be introducing a bamboo fibre poutine bucket early next year.
“The KFC bucket is one of the most iconic symbols around the world and has always been synonymous with our world-famous chicken,” said the company’s innovation manager, Armando Carrillo. “We’re proud of our sustainability journey.”
KFC Canada’s bamboo packaging initiative builds on the commitments already achieved by the brand in the sustainable packaging realm. Earlier this year, the company committed to sourcing 100 per cent of fibre-based packaging from certified or recycled sources by 2020.
Additionally, as part of its global sustainability commitment, KFC Canada continues to pursue making all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging recoverable or reusable by 2025, and announced in July that all plastic straws and bags would be removed from restaurants before the end of this year. This action alone will eliminate more than 50 million plastic straws and 10 million plastic bags from the communities in which the company operates.