KFC incorporates sustainable construction materials into new restaurant 

Karen Pham

Karen Pham


KFC has partnered with startup SaveBoard to use sustainable materials made of  99 per cent recycled products in the latest restaurant’s design, KFC South Penrith.

The opening of the KFC South Penrith store in Australia’s NSW sets a milestone as the brand’s first quick-service restaurant in the country to use SaveBoard.

In particular, SaveBoard wall and ceiling tiles have been installed throughout the entrance of KFC South Penrith. The restaurant has also used solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting.

Michael Clark, chief supply chain officer of KFC Australia, said that the partnership with SaveBoard aligns with its commitment to investing in more sustainable solutions that promote a circular economy in KFC restaurants.

“Manufactured entirely from previously non-recyclable packaging waste that would otherwise end up in landfill, such as milk and juice cartons, soft plastics, Liquid Paper Board packaging overruns and bespoke materials such as coffee pods – SaveBoard is a more durable substitution for commonly used building materials,” said SaveBoard’s Chris Collimore.

“With every board sold saving 25kgs of packaging waste that would normally end up in landfill, our products are fully recyclable at the end of their life.”

Additionally, KFC aims to design existing locations and other future restaurants with SaveBoard materials in order to reduce waste and support a circular economy.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.

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