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4th Grader Asks KFC to Use Post-Consumer Recycled Paper

4th Grader Asks KFC to Use Post-Consumer Recycled Paper

When Cole found out that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was cutting down trees in wetland forests in his home state of North Carolina, he took a small group of his friends to KFC headquarters to speak to KFC executives and deliver over 6,000 petition letters. They urged the company to be a leader in environmental business by using more post-consumer recycled paper in their packaging.

The two executives gave each child a paper voucher for $5 off their next KFC purchase and sent them on their way. KFC has not made any changes to their environmental policy.

Here is Cole’s story:

This was not Cole’s first stint with environmental activism. Check out Care2′s article about his success with McDonalds.

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4:37PM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

Great children, too bad big corporations like KFC don't care at all what they are doing to the environment.

8:44PM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

KFC should of given money to reimburst what was spent on gasoline. It's a shame they wasted other people's time and didn't bat an eye.

9:27AM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

hemp is a perfect alternative which should be grown on a commercial scale as an alternative to the use of wood. Why does it have to be wood re-cycled or otherwise?

2:52AM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

More power to the kids, that are taking a stand and speaking out!

11:14PM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

kfc equal dirty bird

6:14AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

What a forward thinking young man you are Carl. Maybe you could raise a petition on Care2, I suspect that you will gain sufficient signatures to make KFC think again.

2:41AM PDT on May 12, 2011

KFC is so nasty!

9:12PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Dear KFC,

Do listen to this inspiration child's words. It will do you good, believe me.


12:00AM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Go COLE!!! Young Ambassador! Keep up the good work!

2:42PM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

Thanks Lindsay for this article of a very astute young boy Cole in wanting Kentuckey Fried Chicken to use recycled paper in the packaging.
I feel that giving these 4 kids a $ 5.00 voucher after all the work they had done was an insult.
I signed a petition already on the subject.
Final Words; Cole you are an amazing young man and keep up the good work!!!

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