Dunkin’ Donuts ditches foam cups, grabs big media buzz

The chain announces it will switch to more sustainable paper vessels, and the news was greeted with much fanfare on social media—and a slew of coverage.

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Dunkin’ Donuts wants to be more environmentally friendly.

At least, that’s the gist of a press release announcing it will phase out foam cups by 2020. It tweeted:

More sustainable, while still keeping your beverages hot and your hands cool. By mid-2020, all DD US restaurants will be serving hot coffee in our new double-walled paper cup. Learn more: https://t.co/etBFcTZfL5 pic.twitter.com/nqb2chJfBL

— Dunkin’ Donuts (@dunkindonuts) February 7, 2018

The switch is part of a wider company effort to be more environmentally responsible. Its press release highlights other goals, including eco-friendly stores and sustainably sourcing coffee and palm oil.

The press release states:

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