Tell Dunkin’ Donuts to Stop Using Styrofoam Cups

Target: Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts

Goal: Replace Styrofoam cups to reduce environmental pollution

National coffee and donut company, Dunkin’ Donuts still uses styrofoam cups despite complaints from environmentalists and consumers. Styrofoam is extremely dangerous for our world because it does not recycle well. Dunkin’ Donuts has expressed their desire to change their cups and adapt a greener policy by using cups that are more recyclable. However, ever since their announcement, nothing has been done at all and it is about time Dunkin’ Donuts fulfills their promise.

Dunkin’ Donuts claims that it is trying to find the best option to replace their signature cups, thus they are not working under any deadlines to accomplish their goal. Without a deadline, this project can be dragged out forever and never be finished. In the meantime, billions of Styrofoam cups are polluting our environment.

Styrofoam is hard to recycle because its composition does not allow for an easy breakdown process. On top of that, Styrofoam can release deadly chemicals when it is saturated with water, and oftentimes, that occurs in the ocean. These chemicals can be extremely deadly for the marine life and its habitats, and these animals must be protected.

Dunkin’ Donuts is the largest food supplier of Styrofoam, producing about three billion cups every year. All of these cups become waste, and only end up harming the global environment. Dunkin’ Donuts needs to live up to their promises and start changing their cups. Other major companies, such as McDonald’s, made the move from Styrofoam years ago and it is about time that Dunkin’ Donuts does as well.

Dunkin’ Donuts brands itself as America’s favorite coffee and it should be ashamed of itself for polluting America and the rest of the world. Dunkin’ Donuts needs to change their cups and stop the damage they have already inflicted.


Dear Nigel Travis,

Dunkin’ Donuts made a promise to the world when it stated that it will replace its Styrofoam cups with a more recyclable cup option. However, you have not set a deadline and this project can be dragged out and your promise never fulfilled. It is important that you do not let that happen. Thus, you must establish a deadline for this project.

Styrofoam endangers the lives of everyone. It produces trash which is extremely hard to recycle. Due to its composition, Styrofoam does not breakdown easily and on top of that, it produces chemicals when it is in submerged in water. When Styrofoam ends up in the open oceans, which happens more often than one would think, it releases chemicals that can endanger the marine life and our drinking water as well.

Please do not stall this project anymore and change your cups immediately.


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