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How the restaurant industry could lead on sustainability


Yum Brands – parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill – recently announced a new packaging policy prioritizing more sustainable options. In a blog post, Yum noted it is transitioning away from plastics and developing new packaging solutions as part of that policy.

During a recent interview, Tracy Skeans, Yum’s chief operating officer and chief people officer, said a sharpened focus on packaging has been something both its consumers and team members have been asking for, especially as the use of foodservice packaging increased exponentially during the pandemic.

Yum’s new policy includes three focus areas. Executive editor Alicia Kelso breaks them down for us and shares thoughts on what this policy could mean for the industry at large.

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