As of December 1, all Dunkin’ restaurants in New England will be fully transitioned to the double-walled paper cup. The New England conversion means that nearly 70 percent of the Dunkin’ system has been switched to the new double-walled paper cups, putting the chain on track to meet its 2020 commitment of eliminating all polystyrene foam cups from its global supply chain
The new double-walled paper cup has heat retention properties that are comparable to the foam cup, meaning coffee will stay hot and hands will be cool – eliminating the need for a sleeve.
As part of Dunkin’s efforts to offer more sustainable packaging to guests, it recently conducted a successful test for a new hot coffee cup lid that is fully recyclable. The new lid is made of #5 polypropylene and can be recycled in cities and towns that offer #5 recycling. Dunkin’ has started to transition its system and is projected to have 100 percent of its system converted by the middle of 2020.
The new lid has the same features our guests love and pairs nicely with its new double-walled paper cup. This transition, along with our move to the double-walled paper cup, will remove approximately 19 million pounds of polystyrene from the waste stream annually.