Dunkin' Donuts plans to ditch all polystyrene foam cups at its outlets beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020.
In U.S. restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts will replace the foam cup with a new, double-walled paper cup. The majority of Dunkin' Donuts' international markets are currently using paper cups, and the brand will work with its franchisees to eliminate foam cups from the remaining international markets by the 2020, the company said in a statement.
The new, double-walled paper cup is already in use at Dunkin' Donuts' next generation concept store in Quincy, Massachusetts.
The cup will be introduced at all Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in New York City and California in spring 2018 and will be phased in across the U.S. as supplier manufacturing capabilities ramp up.
Last month, McDonald's announced its decision to stop using plastic foam cups by end of 2018. The burger chain also revealed its plan to use recycled and certified sources for all of its fiber-based packaging by 2020.
by RTT Staff Writer
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