KFC Canada will soon be testing compostable cutlery, specifically a fibre-based spork, that is made using bamboo and sugar cane. Once the piece of cutlery is introduced to KFC restaurants across Canada, KFC anticipates that it will help to eliminate 40 million pieces of plastic waste from its operations.
Compostable at room temperature, the spork breaks down into biomass, carbon dioxide and water—all in the span of about 18 months, leaving no toxic by-products behind.
As well as introducing a compostable, fibre-based cutlery piece this year, KFC plans to remove 12 million plastic poutine containers from its operations by switching to a bamboo packaging solution by the end of 2021. Within the last year alone, millions of straws, bags and containers have been switched with fibre-based alternatives at KFC Canada.
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