For World Environment Day, KFC Canada is distinguishing itself as the first QSR in Canada to introduce home-compostable packaging. The pilot for the first home-compostable bucket will be kicking off this year and it will ultimately help KFC Canada work toward its goal of having 100% home-compostable consumer packaging by 2025.
With this sustainable packaging change, KFC Canada will help to divert almost 200 million pieces of packaging from Canadian landfills each year. From 2019 to 2020, KFC began removing plastic bags and straws from restaurants and replacing them with fibre-based alternatives, as well as introducing bamboo buckets and fibre-based cutlery.
KFC Canada is working with Toronto-based artist Briony Douglas on an installation made entirely from home compostable materials to celebrate this sustainable packaging news.
KFC Canada is Now Piloting Home-Compostable Packaging
1. Home-compostable Packaging - The trend towards using home-compostable packaging presents opportunities for innovators in the materials science industry to develop new biodegradable materials.
2. Sustainable Restaurant Packaging - The trend towards sustainable restaurant packaging presents opportunities for packaging companies to create environmentally-friendly solutions for the food industry.
3. Circular Economy - The trend towards a circular economy where waste is minimized by using bio-based materials presents opportunities for companies to create innovative, sustainable packaging solutions.
1. Materials Science - The materials science industry can capitalize on the trend towards home-compostable packaging by creating new and innovative biodegradable materials.
2. Packaging - The packaging industry has an opportunity to create more environmentally-friendly solutions for the food industry in response to the trend towards sustainable restaurant packaging.
3. Food - The food industry can reduce waste and promote sustainability by adopting circular economy practices and using bio-based materials in their packaging.