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KFC Canada has joined the growing list of restaurant chains in the country to take a stance against plastic waste.

The company announced on Tuesday that they will stop providing plastic straws and plastic bags at all of their Canadian locations, thereby eliminating 50 million straws and 10 million bags from their restaurants per year.

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“KFC Canada believes in feeding people, not landfills. Reducing the volume of single use plastic within our restaurants ensures we are continuing to lessen our environmental footprint,” said Nivera Wallani, President and General Manager, KFC Canada.

“Together with our franchisees, staff and guests, we can positively affect the communities we operate in and the health and wellbeing of future generations.”

Starbucks, A&W, Subway, and 18 other Canadian restaurants made the same commitments to eliminating plastic straw waste last year.

In an announcement last month, the federal government announced a move to ban all single-use plastic products across the country by 2021.

This includes shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.

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