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Dunkin' Donuts Closing In on EPS Cup Replacement

By Jim Johnson

- Published on May 21, 2015 by PlasticsNews

Dunkin’ Donuts expects to make a decision by the end of this year on the company’s years-long search for an alternative to using expanded polystyrene for its iconic coffee cup.

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., which owns both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has been testing the Versalite brand polypropylene cup from Berry Plastics Group Inc., and has made positive comments about that product.

“Based on our efforts to date, we believe that expanded polypropylene (No. 5 plastic) cups are the best available alternative to foam,” the company said in its latest sustainability report.

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