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Why Dunkin' Donuts Should Switch From Styrofoam Cups

Why Dunkin' Donuts Should Switch From Styrofoam Cups

Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 1.8 billion cups of coffee around the world each year. Unfortunately, most of those are still served in polystyrene (aka “styrofoam”) cups - a practice which Starbucks and McDonald's abandoned in favor of using paper cups. The company claims to be actively searching for a replacement, but it has been slow to do so. While the company searches for the perfect solution, it continues to wreak havoc on the environment. The time has come for Dunkin Donuts to make the switch. Here's why...

California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

This week Governor Jerry Brown signed signed bill SB270 making California the first state to ban grocery and convenience stores from packing purchased items in single-use plastic bags starting in mid-2015. The law does not apply to bags used for fruits, vegetables or meats, or to shopping bags used at retailers other than grocery and convenience stores. The law also permits retailers to charge a fee of 10 cents (or more) for paper bags.

Starbucks Makes It Easy to Bring Your Own Mug

Starbucks Makes It Easy to Bring Your Own Mug

Starbucks sells reusable BPA-free plastic cups for only $1.00 as part of their Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM) program. Starbucks recognizes that every time a customer re-uses their cup, it keeps one more cup from ending up in a landfill. To make this sustainable behavior even more enticing, Starbucks will even wash your cup and take 10 cents off your coffee purchase.