All 71 KFC stores in Hong Kong and Macau will stop supplying plastic straws and lids to customers who dine in, from August 23, 2018 onwards
HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KFC Hong Kong announces today that all stores in Hong Kong and Macau will stop providing plastic lids and straws for drinks starting from August 23, 2018.
Trial program on the stopping of supplying plastic straws and lids receives positive response from customers
Trial program on the stopping of supplying plastic straws and lids was carried out in nine stores and was well received by the public.
A trial program was carried out in nine stores including Maritime Square branch, Whampoa branch and Shun Tak Center branch. The trial was well received by the public, and most customers did not make a request for a plastic lid. In view of such positive response, KFC Hong Kong has announced that all outlets in Hong Kong and Macau will stop providing plastic lids and straws (except the designated special drinks and for takeaway drinks) in an effort to reduce single-use plastics and alleviate its environmental impact from August 23, 2018 onwards.
Ms. 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."
Supporting environmental protection with action
KFC Hong Kong has announced that all outlets in Hong Kong and Macau will stop providing plastic lids and straws (except the designated special drinks and for takeaway drinks) in an effort to reduce single-use plastics and alleviate its environmental impact from August 23, 2018 onwards.
Apart from the official announcement of the suspension of plastic straws and lids, KFC Hong Kong launched a smart hand washing machine as early as in 2014. These washing machines utilize the latest technology and help to reduce water usage in handwashing by 10.31 million liters since its launch.
KFC Hong Kong has also collaborated with NGOs such as Food Angel to promote waste reduction. Since last year, nearly 2,000 kilograms of food has been collected. The food has been transferred to Food Angel on an ongoing basis for processing, and then distributed to those in need. Also, KFC Hong Kong has for a long while adhered to the principles of waste recycling across various means. For example, the cooking oil used in restaurants is passed to qualified recyclers for it to be converted into biodiesel. Biodiesel has the potential to replace traditional gasoline and reduce air pollution.
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About KFC Hong Kong
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s biggest chicken restaurant chain, serving nearly eight million customers daily. Every KFC outlet around the world follows the same Original Recipe created by Colonel Harland Sanders more than a half-century ago, in addition to more than 100 tasty products.
KFC arrived in Hong Kong in 1985. KFC Hong Kong is a franchise, managed by Birdland (Hong Kong) Limited since 1997. KFC Hong Kong has 74 branches throughout the territory, and serves over 3.5 million customers each month. Of the menu offered, the Original Recipe, Hot & Spicy, BBQ Honey Wings, Mushroom Rice, Zinger Burger and Egg Tart are the most popular KFC items. The new menu items, including beef rice, creamy milk cone and the waffle sundae, are also best sellers recently.
Today, the Colonel’s spirit and heritage are reflected in KFC’s brand identity — the logo features Colonel Harland Sanders. It is one of the best-recognized icons in the world.