KFC’s paper packaging is directly contributing to the destruction of our Southern forests. While other fast food chains are working hard to use less, use more recycled paper, and ensure that their paper packaging is not coming from the world’s endangered forests, KFC continues to make its famous buckets from the few remaining special places in our region.
KFC is one of the major purchasers from International Paper, the largest paper company in the world and a company notorious for business-as-usual destructive forest management practices such as large-scale clearcutting, conversion of natural forests to plantations, and reliance on toxic chemicals in forest management.
It doesn’t have to be this way. As a Southern-based company and a very large customer of paper packaging from the forests of our region, KFC has a responsibility to ensure that its business decisions work to protect forests and not destroy them. Despite repeated attempts to engage KFC in discussions, we have been unable to get KFC President Roger Eaton to take action on matching the company’s rhetoric with its actions.
Let Roger Eaton know that Southern forests are too precious to be wasted for KFC’s disposable packaging!