KFC S'pore swaps plastic cups for paper ones, plans to trial reusable trays in Dec. 2019

Reusable trays will be trialled at KFC's Kallang and Toa Payoh outlets.

Ashley Tan | November 08, 2019, 04:49 PM

In June 2018, KFC stopped the use of plastic straws at all its outlets in Singapore.

But the fast food giant is continuing its green drive.

Paper cups and reusable trays

On Nov. 7, 2019, KFC announced it is switching its plastic cups to paper ones.

This was implemented at all 85 of its outlets island-wide, from Nov. 1.

The new cups are made from food-grade paper, and the swap will lead to a decrease in consumption of 500,000 single-use plastic cups.

This is reportedly equivalent to around 4.25 metric tonnes of plastic waste per month, and amount to 51 metric tonnes of waste per year.

Photo courtesy of KFC

As part of a two-pronged approach to eliminate non-recyclable packaging and reduce paper packaging, KFC's chicken-on-bone meals will also be served on reusable trays for 13 dine-in items.

The meals are currently served on paper trays.

This initiative will be on trial at two outlets, Kallang and Toa Payoh, in December 2019.

It was not stated how long the trial will be for.

KFC also urged customers to bring their own cutlery and takeaway bags too.

Top photo from Lynette Tan / Google Maps