As government representatives from 193 member states prepare to discuss “Strengthening Actions for Nature”, 188 environmental groups from around the world are calling on them to change the systems that support production of polluting single-use products.
Our new report, “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Road Map to Best Practices,” highlights the key environmental attributes of fast food packaging and provides a simple path forward to more sustainable packaging. In addition to highlighting companies that have exerted leadership on these key issues, it includes an easy to use survey for fast food chains and individual restaurants to assess their packaging.
Yesterday, a broad based coalition of environmental and conservation organizations representing millions of people in the US submitted a letter to KFC asking the company to end its support for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) paper certification scheme. The letter is in response to a recent initiative announced by KFC that promotes its paper packaging as green because it is certified by the SFI.
Louisville, KY – This morning, community leaders and businesses joined Southern forest protection organization, Dogwood Alliance, in front of the signature KFC in Louisville, KY to release a report focused on the destructive legacy of fast food packaging and calling on the top offending restaurant chains, led by Louisville’s own Yum! Brands to dramatically overhaul its use of paper packaging or risk being the target of a national campaign. Yum! Brands is the parent company of five chains listed in the report, including KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and A&W.