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Greenpeace says KFC boxes destroy Indonesia forests
May 30, 2012
Greenpeace on Wednesday accused global fastfood chain KFC of using paper packaging made using wood from Indonesian rainforests which it said was endangering the habitat of the Sumatran tiger.
The environmental group said the chain’s trademark chicken buckets and French fry boxes contained timber products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which it described as the country’s “notorious forest destroyer”.
Greenpeace urged KFC to suspend its contracts with APP and implement a zero deforestation policy across its whole supply chain. “Rainforest fibre was found in KFC’s packaging products. KFC should stop getting supply from APP and turn to many other responsible paper suppliers which source paper from plantations not forests,” activist Zamzami told AFP.
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Keywords: APP, Asia, deforestation, Indonesia, KFC