Dunkin' Donuts is the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day.
Dunkin' Donuts is the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day.
Remove single-use plastic straws from Dunkin' Donuts!
We are a second grade class in Queens, NY and we are passionate about water pollution! Americans use 500 million straws each day and many of those straws end up in our ocean and harm the animals that live there! Everywhere we go, we see people drinking iced coffee with a straw! We want Dunkin' Donuts to stop using single-use plastic straws. They can switch to using biodegradable paper straws and start a "straw on request" policy. This is a small change that can make a BIG difference to sea animals!
Plastic Polluting our Planet
Hello, everybody. My name is Amanda, and I'm 15 years old. I used to use a plastic straw every single day until I learned some facts about them. In the Los Angeles area alone, ten metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws, and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. Over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the previous century. 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce. Why is that so bad? Well for starters 46 percent of plastics float (EPA 2006), and it can drift for years before eventually concentrating in the ocean gyres. It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade. One million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans. The body can absorb plastic chemicals—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a synthetic chemical) Much more information can be found at https://www.ecowatch.com/22-facts-about-plastic-pollution-and-10-things-we-can-do-about-it-1881885971.html http://www.choosetogostrawless.com/ https://thelastplasticstraw.org/about-us/ http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/no-straw-please https://www.banthebottle.net/articles/its-not-just-the-bottle-the-ubiquity-of-the-plastic-straw/ Unfortunately, we can't reverse some of the things we've already done to this beautiful planet. What we can do is make some changes. Anything from asking for no straw, bring a reusable bag, use your own utensils (rather than disposable), buying from farmers markets, use a refillable cup/bottle, to making your staples yourself to avoid plastic can make a world (no pun intended) of difference. What I'm asking today, is that you sign this petition. Not that hard, right? :D I will be sending this request to places like Panera, Starbucks, Safeway, Dunkin Donuts, and more. What I'm asking of them is to use less plastic and styrofoam. To incorporate more recycling cans into their locations. To only give plastic bags to those who ask for them. To use paper straws rather than plastic. To find an alternative to Styrofoam takeout containers. To stop putting things in plastic that doesn't need to be. Have you ever seen the movie Wall-e? It stars a cute little robot who picks up trash. Remember how awful Earth looked? The whole time I was watching that movie I just wanted to go hug a tree (I didn't actually hug a tree). I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad about their choices, I'm just trying to inform! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope we can work together to make 2018 a much friendlier place (for the people and the planet). <3
Get Dunkin Donuts to freeze & to donate their countless leftover donuts to food pantries!
Dunkin Donuts locations everywhere, in the praiseworthy and caring interest of always serving only the freshest donuts, all day and all night, are ordered by the Corporate office to dispose of their unsold donuts at specific times throughout the day. These unsold donuts are routinely wasted by disposing of them in the garbage. Instead of wasting these precious donuts, and instead of allowing them to get stale, these donuts could be routinely, instantly packaged and frozen and properly marked as leftover donuts, so that appropriate food pantries everywhere can utilize these fresh-frozen donuts to feed hungry people.
Replace Plastic Straws with Paper
Each day, 500 million straws are used by Americans alone. Since these straws take 200 years to degrade, they end up polluting our environment and killing our precious animals! It’s time for our legislators to do something before it’s too late! I propose that all plastic straws become banned in fast food restaurants and replaced with paper straws (or another eco friendly alternative). Our planet is suffering, and it’s time that we make bigger changes! My goal is to influence the Pennsylvania Legislature, if changes are made I hope to influence other citizens in other states! Since it’s easier to enact change through state governments rather than Congress. but if by some chance this blows up to a national level, my goal is to influence change throughout the country in Congress! Even if this petition fails, hopefully you learned something and will choose to stay away from plastic straws and plastic in general!! Thank you for your time! Educate yourself here: https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq https://get-green-now.com/environmental-impact-plastic-straws/
TO ALL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS - STOP USING PLASTIC STRAWS!
The ocean cannot speak for itself, so we must speak for it. Our oceans have been increasingly devastated from the inhumane and disgusting overuse of plastic straws. Americans alone use over 500 MILLION plastic straws every day, a number that is only supposed to grow with our inexcusable overuse habits. Eventually, it is predicted that there will be MORE microplastics, such as harmful plastic straws, in our oceans than fish. This is incredibly disturbing to both our ocean’s health and our humanity, as ocean ecosystems are crucial food sources and popular recreational areas. Fast Food companies ALONE produce around 200 pounds of waste for every $1000 dollars in sales. This waste includes a majority of plastic straws, about 30 percent of the total waste, which are non-biodegradable.Once in the ocean, plastic is mistaken for food and marine organisms ingest it causing about 71% of seabirds and 30% of sea turtles to have plastic in their stomachs after death. Eating the plastic can cause suffocation, starvation, drowning, and entanglement. If these fast food restaurants reduce their use of plastic straws by half, the amount of waste can be reduced from 60 pounds of plastic straw waste to 30 pounds, reducing the total cost to the restaurant from $1000 dollars to $850 dollars. This can save the fast food companies more money while also decreasing the environmental burden by decreasing the plastic straw pollution, saving more animals in the process. Sources: https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq/ http://www.dinegreen.com/disposables
Switch to paper straws for iced beverages
As we have all seen in the media, plastic waste is starting to pile up in the oceans hurt species, like turtles and whales. By removing plastic straws from iced beverages, we will be taking huge steps in removing pollution and towards helping our environment. There are multiple straw options on the market that allow for reusing or that are biodegradable, and we would like to see these changes happen in order to create a healthier planet.
Open a Dunkin’ Donuts in Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana is an amazing college town and place to live with so many things to offer everyone....except a Dunkin‘ Donuts. This staple in almost every town in America has created a (donut) hole in the heart of Bloomington and its residents. With the immense amount of students and locals who depend on coffee and prefer Dunkin’ over any other coffee, it is not only a necessity, but an extremely smart business move for Dunkin‘ Donuts. Show your support for Bloomington to run on Dunkin’!
Renew Ghost Golf's lease in Concord, California
Dunkin' Donuts and the landlord are forcing Ghost Golf out! Ghost Golf is a spooky themed miniature golf place owned by a hardworking husband and wife. Since the decorations and aminatronics are difficult to move, as well as the cost, they are unable to relocate. The owners of Ghost Golf put many years and their heart and soul into this project, but this landlord is erasing it! There is nothing similar to Ghost Golf and only one miniature golf place within 20 miles of Ghost Golf. There are plenty of empty sites in Concord, so why kick out one that has a very successful tenant? Save Ghost Golf before it's too late! Ghost Golf has started a GoFundMe to move to another location. Here is the link to it: https://www.gofundme.com/ghost-golf-move-fund They will also have a benefit concert for them on Saturday, November 4th at Ghost Golf from 8 to 10 P.M.
Bring Back the Pillow Soft Sweet Deliciousness That Is the Chocolate Creme Filled Doughnut
Recently, Dunkin Donuts has discontinued the Chocolate Creme Filled (CCF) doughnut here in North Florida. Normally things like this would not bother me. However, I have a very emotional connection to this doughnut. It was one of the first sweet things I could actually taste after completing chemotherapy and radiation for Stage 4 Oral Cancer. It took 2 more years for my taste to come back for other sweet notes but the CCF was here for me very early in the healing process. Not Vanilla Creme. Not Boston Creme. Not even the cool pudding filled tender delight that is the Bavarian Creme. Nope. CCF had my back. Now it has been cast out of the magical pink and orange Land of Coffee and Crullers. The worst part is they throw away the CCF and bring in other items like the Brownie Batter filled doughnut with crumbs of brownie dust on top. And the Chocolate Mint doughnut that looks like its topped with minty fresh toothpaste. Nobody wants that. Then the other day I go in my local DD and they have started calling them weird names like Angel Kisses or Cloud Nine or something weird like that. I had to actually ask "Is that just Vanilla Creme filled?" And it was. Fancy doughnuts are fine. I know a lot of cool people who work very hard and make a good living off of lemon zest doughnuts with strawberry basil glaze. Complete with a sprig of basil stuck to the glaze. It is lovely. It really is. But I just want a damn doughnut that I don't have to think real hard about what is in it. I want a tender, powdered sugar coated, chocolate frosting filled pastry of love. I want my CCF! Now, I'm not the only one out here wondering how the heck that decision was made. So many of my friends have expressed the the CCF is also their favorite doughnut. I've talked to at least a dozen (no pun intended) DD employees who say that the CCF was a good seller and they don't know why it would be taken off the menu. And yes, one even recommended I start petition. So here it is. If you love the CCF or if you love how much I love the CCF, please sign this petition. Dunking Donuts must give the people what they want!
Get a Dunkin Donuts in Milton Keynes
Throughout the world there are many Dunkin Donut branches, however Milton Keynes does not have one. In fact there are not many in the whole of England, considering that Dunkin Donuts is a really tasty coffee shop I think that having one in Milton Keynes would benefit a lot of us and make our days worth living for. If you'd like Dunkin Donuts to open a shop in Milton Keynes then sign this petition and hopefully they'll open a shop in our amazing home town.