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KFC has plans to roll out a range of edible rice bowls in an attempt to deal with waste problems in southern India.

Initially, the bowls will be sold in some of KFC's franchises in India, however, reports have said it could go global if successful.

The packaging trial will be tested on KFC’s 'Rice Bowlz' range, with plans for a rollout in stores in Bangalore in southern India.

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Bangalore was chosen because the local government recently banned plastic in the region in the hope of reducing its garbage and waste problems.

The packaging will be made of tortilla-like ingredients and can be eaten once the meal is consumed.

Rahul Shinde, managing director of KFC India, said the idea was a home-grown innovation but there's no reason it couldn’t be rolled out globally.

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Last year, KFC outlets in the UK also trialled a coffee cup known as the 'Scoffee-ee Cup', made of a biscuit-like substance and covered in heat-resistant chocolate.

The idea was, however, met with limited enthusiasm, and is believed to have been shelved.

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