KFC Canada, Canada, announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country.

By October, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant location across Canada. This effectively removes 50 million plastic straws and 10 million plastic bags from restaurants, landfills, waterways and the communities in which KFC Canada operates.

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

Earlier this year, KFC Canada announced its alliance with KFCs across the globe on a commitment that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging will be recoverable or reusable by 2025.