I want a discount if I bring my own cup. Also: Styrofoam Cups? Seriously?
  • Petitioned Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts
Chief Executive Officer, Dunkin' Brands and President, Dunkin' Donuts
Nigel Travis
Chief Operating Officer, U.S.
Paul Twohig
Chief Development Officer
John Dawson

I want a discount if I bring my own cup. Also: Styrofoam Cups? Seriously?

    1. Alex Eaves
    2. Petition by

      Alex Eaves

      Norwell, MA

Dunkin' Donuts is one of the major coffee retailers in the United States, but despite their pledge to “recognize that everything [they] do has an impact on the environment", they continue to use disposable polystyrene foam cups (AKA Styrofoam) for their hot coffee. Polystyrene foam is extremely hard to recycle, takes hundreds of years to break down, and is known to leech toxins into foods when heated. That seems like a great container for hot coffee, right?

So, what about the people who know the dangers, and simply don’t like wasting disposable cups? Well, Dunkin’ Donuts does claim to be "committed to adopting better, more sustainable approaches whenever possible.” But guess what? They don’t even have a chain wide discount if you bring your own cup. They do not even support their customers choosing to make a positive change. I mean, seriously, everybody from local independent coffee shops to Starbucks offers some kind of reuse discount for bringing in reusable mugs, yet Dunkin' Donuts does not.

Why are we still allowing this to continue?

Please join me in asking Dunkin' Donuts to make these two changes ASAP:
1.    Institute a chain-wide discount to customers who choose to bring in their own reusable cups.
2.    Eliminate the use of disposable foam cups for your hot beverages and choose a biodegradable alternative.

Personally, I was a longtime DD fanatic, but I stopped supporting the store in 2008. While I don’t expect all of you to completely boycott them as I have, I hope you’ll all make this one small step.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Hannah McMillan DILLON, SC
      • 10 months ago

      I love coffee

    • Paul Depraida COLLEGE POINT, NY
      • 11 months ago

      A small step towards less waste

    • Kyle Britt ATLANTA, GA
      • 12 months ago

      I go there EVERYDAY

    • David Ahlijanian NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI
      • about 1 year ago

      It's an abomination that a retailer such as Dunkin demonstrate a blatant disregard for our environment. Their statement of making changes in "the next 2-3 years" is completely unacceptable. This should have been done YEARS AGO! If they have any conscious AT ALL, they would make these changes in MONTHS, not years. This isn't rocket science folks, nor anything new. It's clear Dunkin' cares more about profits than our environment.

    • Mary Higginbotham HELENA, AL
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't eat donuts and I don't drink coffee but I do take my reuseable cup with me to every single restaurant I dine in. It prevents waste. It helps our environment. It is just plain SMART! Please help your customers make the SMART decision to recycle/reuse by bringing their own cups to Dunkin Donuts too. It is such a small thing to do and can have a huge impact on our world.


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