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Dunkin Donuts: Stop using styrofoam cups and switch to a more eco-friendly solution.
  • Petitioning Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts
Director of Public Relations - Dunkin Donuts
Michelle King
Dunkin Donuts
Nigel Travis
Dunkin Donuts
Paul Carbone
Dunkin Donuts
Jack Clare
Dunkin Donuts
John Costello
Dunkin Donuts
John Dawson
Dunkin Donuts
Richard Emmett
Dunkin Donuts
Paul Twohig
Dunkin Donuts
Bill Mitchell
Dunkin Donuts
Giorgio Minardi (Dunkin Donuts)
Dunkin Donuts
McCall Gosselin (Dunkin Donuts)
Dunkin Donuts
Neil Moses (Dunkin Donuts)
Dunkin Donuts
Customer Service (Dunkin Donuts)

Dunkin Donuts: Stop using styrofoam cups and switch to a more eco-friendly solution.

    1. Paul Kalinka
    2. Petition by

      Paul Kalinka

      Plymouth, MI

Dunkin' Donuts is the worlds leader in baked goods and coffee. They also bill themselves as America's favorite brand of coffee. Both of these statements may indeed be true, but they are not the environment's favorite brand of coffee. Dunkin' Donuts still serves their coffee in styrofoam cups. The amount of styrofoam cups used at their stores is shocking.

Believe me; I love the coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. I get my coffee there every day. So maybe we all need a reminder of why the volume of this styrofoam is so bad... Dunkin' Donuts' website cites that American consumption of coffee alone is 488 million cups per year!!! While it takes 100 cups to equal 1 pound, that still works out to 4,880,000 pounds of trash -- trash that is mostly styrofoam! The worst part is that is this only references consumption in the United States. Worldwide, the amount of waste generated is astronomical.

What's worse is what's in that trash. Styrofoam in the environment poses a threat to all of us. At Dunkin' Donuts, we are drinking from a cup made of pollutants and are putting so much of it back into our Earth.

On the Dunkin' Donuts brands website, they state their claim of responsibility to the planet: 
"We recognize that everything we do has an impact on the environment. From the materials we use, to the way we construct and operate our stores, we are committed to adopting better, more sustainable approaches whenever possible."



According to statements made by Dunkin' Donuts last September (9/16/2011), Dunkin' Donuts would be replacing styrofoam but has not created a timetable.  (See the article here:  http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/12005390958554/dunkin-donuts-says-goodbye-to-styrofoam-cups/)  It is time for them to get styrofoam out of their stores for good.

So please sign the petition if you would also like to see Dunkin' Donuts honor their pledge and ask them to adopt a better, more sustainable approach to serving their delicious coffee.

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    News

    1. USA Today mentioned this article

      Paul Kalinka
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone, USA Today interviewed me this past week and discussed the petition. Their article discusses the issues and challenges that face the change. Let's keep pressing!!! http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/12/ban-polystyrene-foam-containers/1761145/

      Cities ban foam coffee cups and takeout containers

      Dismayed by the litter from foam cups and food containers, more U.S. cities are seeking to ban or restrict their usage. But are the alternatives greener? Story Highlights Critics says foam packaging creates litter and is rarely recycled Polystyrene cups are bagged after being manufactured at the DART Container Corp.

    2. Reached 100,000 signatures

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    • Ashley May UNION CITY, NJ
      • about 3 hours ago

      I care about the environment.

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    • Christine Rabbitt RIDGEWOOD, NY
      • about 19 hours ago

      It's 2014. Using styrofoam is unacceptable.

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    • Linda Sanchez CHICAGO, IL
      • 4 days ago

      We do not know all of the health ramifications styrofoam has. Why take the chances when there are so many economical healthy options available? Thank you.

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    • Samira Hanessian ST. PAUL, MN
      • 4 days ago

      We need to be planning towards a zero waste economy. Dunkin Donuts needs to be a national leader for major chain companies. It has to start somewhere, be up to the challenge Dunkin Donuts. I love your coffee, but do not need to give you business.

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    • Catherine Littlefield LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 5 days ago

      Please change to more environmentally sound cups.

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