It's not you. The environment Dunkin disconnects with foam cups.
For decades, those who have often met Dunkin have been in contact with the easily recognizable foam cups on chains as much as they have with hot brewed drinks.
A phasing-out is underway in New England, where it is expected to be completed across the region by December 1, CNN affiliate WFXT reports. Because heat flows through polystyrene glasses and makes it difficult to cope, for years people often add a glass of extra foam as insulation.
And as a nod to longtime customers who are used to doubling their glass every time they grab coffee, Dunkin "helps them warm up to the new glasses."
Dunkin has a barista wearing pins, reading "
The company uncovered billboards directing the chain's path to Conscious Un-Cup-Ling and called it #DoubleCupBreakup on Twitter.
New paper cups are more eco-friendly
Dunki n & # 39; s, which last year dropped part of Donuts, announced plans in February 2018 to remove polystyrene foam cups by 2020  By that time, it had already begun introducing double-paper cups into its more than 9,000 US stores, using them in a concept store outside Boston, which opened in January 2018.
The full transition is expected to be completed by April 2020
This is especially important now because this year both Maryland and Maine approved bans arhu Styrofoam.
The new cups are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Standard, the company says. They are lined with plastic inside and can keep coffee warm without burning people's hands. The need for double firing is over.
Dunkin double-wall cups are predominantly but not fully recyclable, and the company says it depends on local and state-owned waste management services to understand how to determine recyclability.
Most of the 3,600 Dunkin stores outside the United States have already been turned into paper cups, and other international stores are ready to meet the transition goal of spring 2020.
The chain has made several other sustainability improvements over the last decade, switching to recycled paper napkins in 2009 and switching to using 100% recycled paper bag bags in 2014