Dewsbury KFC rainforest box claims rubbished

AN environmental group claims to have found traces of rainforest trees in the packaging from Dewsbury’s KFC.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th June 2012, 2:00 pm

Greenpeace UK said it conducted tests on sample boxes taken from four branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken around the country. It found a box from the Longcauseway branch contained 57 per cent mixed tropical hardwood, which the group says derives from rainforest trees.

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A report published by Greenpeace claimed that KFC sources some of the pulp used to make its boxes from APP, a company which gets pulp from the rainforests of south-east Asia.

Robin Oakley from Greenpeace said: “We have obtained a clear chain of custody that shows KFC buying its products from a company in Cambridgeshire, who buys its paper and pulp from APP.”

But a spokesperson for KFC UK and Ireland said: “One hundred per cent of KFC UK and Ireland’s packaging is either recycled or from sustainable sources. Neither KFC UK and I, nor any of our suppliers, source from APP.”