Dunkin' Donuts Wants To Elimnate Their Styrofoam Cups By 2020

February 8, 2018
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Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Cups (Photo Credit: Dunkin' Donuts)

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<p style="text-align:justify;">Say goodbye to those environmentally damaging styrofoam cups at your local Dunkin' Donuts.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The coffee chain is moving forward with Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard certified, "double-walled" paperboard cups by 2020, according to the <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dunkin-to-eliminate-styrofoam-cups_... rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Huffington Post</em></a>. With that goal, the company will be able to eliminate close to 1 billion foam cups a year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Back in 2016, Dunkin' Donuts made a similar announcement. But a statement sent to the Huffington Post on Thursday suggests efforts were hampered and delayed due to an unpopular lid.</p><p><em>"Over the years we have tested countless cups with mixed results."</em> the statement reads. <em>"In fact, a few years ago we considered switching our system to a polypropylene cup, but we found it did not offer the best experience for our guests because they did not like its lid,"</em></p><p>Dunkin' Donuts plans to release the new cups starting this Spring.</p>