(Yum! Brands Inc)
Yum! Brands, which operates the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, is not complying with B.C.'s recycling regulations, according to B.C.'s Ministry of Environment.
One of the world's largest fast food companies — Yum! Brands Inc. — could be fined upwards of $200,000 for not falling in line with B.C.'s new recycling regulations.
The Kentucky-based multinational — and its subsidiaries KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell — "currently remain in non-compliance with the recycling regulation," according to B.C.'s Ministry of Environment.
Those new recycling regulations, which came into effect two years ago, shifted recycling costs from taxpayers to producers by requiring any company producing packaging or printed paper in B.C. to pay for the full cost of recycling the material.
The province has given producers two options: They can can join the umbrella organization called Multi Material B.C. and pay an annual fee, or they can set up their own collection and recycling system.