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Stop KFC from Destroying Our Forests
  • Petitioned Roger Eaton

This petition was delivered to:

Roger Eaton
Roger McClendon

Stop KFC from Destroying Our Forests

    1. Petition by

      Dogwood Alliance

KFC’s paper packaging is directly contributing to the destruction of our Southern forests.  While other fast food chains are working hard to use less, use more recycled paper, and ensure that their paper packaging is not coming from the world’s endangered forests, KFC continues to make its famous buckets from the few remaining special places in our region.

KFC is one of the major purchasers from International Paper, the largest paper company in the world and a company notorious for business-as-usual destructive forest management practices such as large-scale clearcutting, conversion of natural forests to plantations, and reliance on toxic chemicals in forest management.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  As a Southern-based company and a very large customer of paper packaging from the forests of our region, KFC has a responsibility to ensure that its business decisions work to protect forests and not destroy them.  Despite repeated attempts to engage KFC in discussions, we have been unable to get KFC President Roger Eaton to take action on matching the company’s rhetoric with its actions.

Let Roger Eaton know that Southern forests are too precious to be wasted for KFC’s disposable packaging!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
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    3. Reached 3 signatures
    4. McDonald's recently adopted industry leading forest protection standards for its packaging. Why does KFC lag behind?

    5. KFC stops using environmentally-destructive palm oil in its chicken. Now, hopefully they'll pay attention to their paper packaging:

    6. Reached 2 signatures
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    8. KFC Keeps Destroying Southern Forests to Make Chicken Buckets

      As the new Chief Sustainability Officer at Kentucky Fried Chicken, you’d think that Roger McClendon would want to make KFC more, you know, sustainable. And he is trying, sort of.
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    9. Dixie Cups Brand Agrees to Stop Destroying Dixieland's Forests

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    Reasons for signing

    • Nick Henwood LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Use hemp you stupid basterds

    • The One87 KING GEORGE, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need trees to breath fool

    • Robert Murillo MONTES DE OCA, COSTA RICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everything is linked together if we continue damaging the Earth it will be the end of everything that leaves

    • Juliana Schwarz ROCHESTER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Other fast food places like McDonald's have solved this problem, but KFC still hasn't. If they're as concerned about the environment as they claim, why don't they do something about it?

    • Janice Lizabeth BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I would like to see those with the responsibility of running big business use inclusive thinking that supports our natural environment instead of blinding destroying it. Thank you. It is time to think of your Grandchildren's Grandchildren.


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