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KFC stores in Hong Kong and Macau to cut plastics

KFC stores in Hong Kong and Macau will stop providing plastic lids and straws to customers dining in, starting immediately.

Some “special drinks” and drinks served to take away will be exempt.

The fast-food company had earlier trialled the system in nine weeks and customer feedback was apparently positive.

Another food chain – Starbucks – has already stopped stacking straws on its counters as part of a global commitment to phase them out by 2020, making them available only on request.

KFC said its move was part of a plan to eliminate single-use plastics for environmental reasons.

“We understand the impact single-use plastics has brought to our environment, and we want to do our part in striving for positive change,” said Janet Yuen, COO for KFC Hong Kong and Macau.

“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.”

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