31 Oct '12, 7pm

KFC chucks unsustainable packaging

KFC chucks unsustainable packaging

KFC's iconic red bucket is going green, after the company has ditched packaging suppliers accused of using wood harvested from protected forests. The U.K. arm of the company this week updated its policy statement on packaging sourcing after coming under fire from campaign group Greenpeace in May for its links to companies accused of logging Indonesian rainforests. A year-long Greenpeace investigation found packaging used in some of KFC's U.K. stores contained significant levels of mixed tropical hardwood, which it said is a clear indicator of rainforest timber. The campaign group tracked a number of these products back to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the largest pulp and paper manufacturers in the world and a company that Greenpeace has repeatedly accused of using wood from the Indonesian rainforest. KFC U.K. has now said it will only work with suppliers that can "demon...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/10/31/...

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