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I stopped going to Dunkin Donuts long ago, but this has got to change! I think it starts at the individual level, too. Bring you mug to the coffee store and have them fill that up.
Plastic Cups Inside Styro-Foam Cups at DD
I started seeing this phenomenon just this past year. Many DD's are now placing their iced drinks (which come in plastic cups) inside styro-foam cups as a general practice. I really don't understand this one on many levels. Even if they are not thinking of the waste, they must recognize the extra cost involved. It really bugs me.
I guess the idea is to keep the drink from sweating. Just ridiculous. At least take two seconds and ask the customers if they want one.
I started a group specific to this issue on Facebook. Though I have no real experience on how to raise attention or actually DO something about it, it felt good to vent and let even just a few people know about it.
Here's the page: http://http://www.facebook.com/henway?v=info&edit_info=all&ref=nur#/group.php?gid=80465401614
Would love to hear ideas on this.
Originally Posted by bokeefe1226
I only go to DD when I'm on the road and need an iced coffee. I bring my own cup in there and without fail the kid at the register (wherever the DD is) looks at me like I have two heads and has to ask what to charge.
It's amazing to me at this point how far from the norm re-using a container still is.
Originally Posted by The Sod Father
Just made a comment on their Facebook page. Thanks for the idea.
Thing is though, many paper cups still use a type of plastic to coat them, meaning they're not recyclable. I think that truly recyclable cups should be clearly marked, likewise for those that are not.
This is a petition Ive started to stop dunkin donuts from using styrofoam cups!
Here is an online petition to help stop using polystyrene cups at dunkin donuts.
That's weird. The Dunkin Donuts in my area, I'm pretty sure, uses paper cups. Is this a localized thingy or are all outlets using styro cups?
You know, this issue really, really steams me.
One company, in particular, baffles me with their decision to continue using styrofoam cups: Jamba Juice. Yes, the chain that promotes health via fresh fruits, and "healthy ingredients" feels that it's appropriate to use flippin' styrofoam. I don't know about you guys, but decisions like that affect the way I view the rest of the company's claims - it prompted me to look into their quality, and I found that your average, "regular" sized Jamba Juice has 800-1200 calories. Not very healthy, is it?
Taking the fight to their doorstep: I made a graphic intended to get Dunkin Donuts' and consumers' attention. The following link goes directly to the Dunkin Donuts fan page on Facebook, where most people are oblivious to the environmental disaster styrofoam is causing.... Please leave a comment below the picture to show your support for a ban on styrofoam!