KFC has announced that all 71 of its stores in Hong Kong and Macau will stop issuing plastic lids and straws to customers who dine in from 23 August.
The move follows a successful plastic reduction trial conducted in nine KFC stores across Hong Kong earlier this year, as customers “responded positively” to the scheme.
KFC has stated that the new scheme will help to alleviate its environmental impact by reducing single-use plastic waste levels in the country.
Janet Yuen, chief operating officer of KFC Hong Kong and Macau said: “We understand the significance of the impact of single-use plastics has brought to our environment, and thusly we want to do our part in striving for positive change.
“We believe that every little step counts, so we decided to engage our customers and make the effort by launching this ‘no straws and lids’ action in all of our stores.”
This new commitment follows on from the introduction of a similar scheme from KFC’s fast food rival McDonald’s earlier this year, which pledged to eliminate the use of plastic straws in its UK stores by the end of 2019.
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