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Dunkin' Donuts Cups Changing From Styrofoam to Paper by 2020

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Dunkin' Donuts says it will switch to paper cups instead of styrofoam by 2020. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:52 PM

Dunkin' Donuts announced this week it will switch from styrofoam cups to paper ones by 2020 for eco-friendliness, a change that's causing mixed reactions among consumers. 

The double-walled paper cups are said to keep the heat in the cup and away from your hands, and are in use now at a newly opened concept store in Quincy, Massachusetts, where the company began, Fox News reported. The cups will roll out to New York City and California in spring, and will be in all stores by 2020 as suppliers ramp up production.

Styrofoam cups have been criticized by environmentalists because they are not widely recyclable, decompose slowly, and can harm animals that ingest them. 

Dunkin' Donuts' move is part of a series of environmentally friendly and health-conscious changes the chain will be making over the next few years, including helping franchisees build more sustainable and efficient buildings and using Rainforest Alliance coffee beans and cage-free eggs in their products, the Washington Post reported.

The chain did get praise from some on social media for their planned changes. 

Others supported the change but criticized them for taking so long to make it. 

There were a good number of Twitter users, though, who did not want to give up their styrofoam for paper cups they felt would be inferior to the foam. 

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Dunkin' Donuts is switching its styrofoam cups to paper ones by 2020 for eco-friendliness, the company announced this week, a change that's causing mixed reactions among consumers.
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