Skip to comments.Greenpeace says KFC boxes destroy Indonesia forests
Posted on 05/30/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by Red Badger
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".
To illustrate their cause, activists placed a giant KFC French fry holder depicting company founder Colonel Sanders holding a chainsaw in his hand and the words "KFC junking the jungle" written below on deforested peatland in Rokan Hilir, Riau province on Sumatra.
Two activists dressed in tiger costumes lay "dead" in front of the packaging and held a banner saying "Stop APP destroying forest tiger home".
"KFC and its parent company Yum! are linked to this destruction through their use of APP's paper for packaging," Greenpeace Southeast Asia forest campaigner Rusmadya Maharuddin said in a statement.
"Indonesian people shouldn't be forced to choose between protecting tigers and eating at KFC," he added.
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.
KFC is one of the most popular fastfood brands in Indonesia with more than 400 stores across the country.
Greenpeace has in recent years waged highly successful campaigns against APP, prompting more than a dozen major international companies, such as Barbie-maker Mattel, KFC and Walmart, to drop paper packaging contracts with APP.
Deforestation accounts for 70 percent of carbon emissions in Indonesia, the world's third-biggest emitter, according to UN data.
Estimates of the number of Sumatran tigers remaining in the world range from 300 to 400. Several die each year as a result of traps, poaching or other human actions.
A boy walks past Greenpeace activists dressed as orangutans during a protest outside a KFC outlet in New Delhi on May 24. 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.
Okay, if I put the boxes on my lawn will they kill the weeds?...........
Parrots are much smarter than chickens.
I mean you’ve never heard of “Kentucy Fried Parrot”, have you?
What’s wrong with these Sumatran tigers, Jim Cameron’s cat people fought back and won...
Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with the chainsaw!
This from a nation that prefers dog over chicken...
Which is why I always get a bucket ";^)
The headline should be “Greenpeace tries to starve Indonesian loggers.”
Just put Obama on your lawn and he will smoke the weeds, and he will look really KOOOOOL while doing it.
Well, either that, or else they are simply a collection of imbeciles.
Hello stupid Greenpeace.
Trees are a crop. You cut them down. You plant more. They grow. You harvest again.
I think I will start going after vegans for “devastating the pristine wheat fields!”
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.
It's clear from this code that the Julie Andrews cabal supplied packaging made from Sumatran tiger parts to KFC in exchange for cheaply-made Chinese goods (bright copper kettles indeed). How deep does the conspiracy go?
I suppose they could always switch to those styrofoam containers that McDonalds used to use for their Quarter Pounders and Big Macs.
LOLOL! THAT’s funny!
Are the corrupt, criminal JBT-Feds going to raid KFC like they raided Gibson Guitar Co, for the endangered/rare wood?
That depends on whether there is a holiday / party coming up..........
TRY THE VEAL!....bada-bump!......