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Dunkin’ Donuts replaces foam cups with double-walled paper, where required by law, draws environmental criticism

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Dunkin’ Donuts replaces foam cups with double-walled paper, where required by law, draws environmental criticism

August 20, 2013 - 09:52

BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2013 (Boston Globe ) -The Dunkin' Donuts foam cup is so familiar to coffee drinkers - sold millions of times every day - that it even appears in the company's logo. But Dunkin' customers may soon find themselves drinking their coffee out of something new.

The Canton company replaced its signature cup with a double-walled paper version at five Brookline locations Monday. The swap is taking place in anticipation of the town's Dec. 1 ban on the use of disposable polystyrene, better known as Styrofoam, in packaging for food and beverages at food service establishments.

"It's a little cheeky, but we can't use foam, so we made a paper cup that looks like foam," said Scott Murphy, Dunkin's chief supply officer. "We worked with a design agency to actually mimic our foam cup and make it an easy conversion for the consumer."

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