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KFC promises to get rid of the use of plastic by 2050
- April 22, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
KFC, known for its unusual plans and programs to eliminate some of the most prominent environmental issues revolving around the use of plastic, today officially announced to the public that, as part of its special project, it intends to completely stop the use of plastic accessories by 2025. Such a statement was previously made not only by the company, but also by some other companies, so that the nature of the statement does not look too encouraging – however, as if demonstrating its serious intentions, KFC has already begun to gradually abandon the use of plastic pipes for drinking and glasses.
It is planned that closer to the onset of 2020, the company will completely switch to the paper analogues of its dishes and accessories for it – thus becoming the second largest company after Starbucks, striving to form its independent approach to preserving and multiplying the environmental situation in the world. Last summer, the Starbucks management reported this, commenting on their intention to completely abandon the use of plastic disposable types of accessories, which is a rather wise and far-sighted decision.
Now, KFC is committed to providing its users and fans with an opportunity to contribute to environmental protection and to solving the so-called plastic issue in the context of Earth’s ecology – after all, plastic is known to be the greatest threat in terms of long-lasting substances and materials that affect its subsequent use in various fields. Especially when it comes to recycling plastic waste.
KFC also strives to promote and improve its own concept of disposable paper tableware, but this concept is still at the development stage and for the most part is a rather experimental approach. Anyway, KFC specialists continue to look into the future, full of concern for the ecology of our planet and thoughts on how to optimize plastic recycling competently and quickly.