Dunkin’ Donuts Bucks The Styrofoam Kids Club at its Peril
A grade school club that began on the wooded Brookline campus of the Park School has spawned a nationwide campaign urging Dunkin’ Brands to stop using styrofoam.
Last school year, a group of Park School fourth and fifth graders (now headed to fifth and sixth) formed the Kids Styrofoam Club during recess. They subsequently launched a petition that asks the company to eliminate styrofoam from its Dunkin’ Donuts stores by Earth Day of next year. The same petition has now garnered 250,000 signatures on Change.org.
The club and its faculty advisor will deliver the petition to Dunkin’s Canton headquarters Friday morning. The middle schoolers from the independent school are also scheduled to meet with Dunkin’ staff after they drop off the petition.
Dunkin’ stated during 2012 that it was exploring ways to “roll out an alternative cup that meets our cost, performance and environmental criteria in 2-3 years.”
Dunkin’ Brands, are you serious? (No you’re not.) Hundreds of outlets in my town use recyclable cups. This isn’t all that hard. It shouldn’t take you “2-3 years” to get it together on that. Call me. I’ll show you around.
That said, BRAVO TO THE STYROFOAM KIDS CLUB acting up. They aim to get things done, unlike corporate IDon’tGiveAShitLazyAsses like ah, Dunkin’ Brands.