26 Aug '11, 4pm

Dunkin' Brands Exploring Alternatives to Styrofoam, Greening Stores

Dunkin' Brands Group (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, says it is "aggressively" exploring alternatives to the foam cups and pink polystyrene spoons used at its restaurants. The company offered no specific timeline for replacing the foam cups, but says a recyclable spoon will be introduced by 2013. The announcement is part of Dunkin' Brands first Corporate Social Responsibility report, which overviews current initiatives and key areas of focus for the future. The creation of the report follows Dunkin' Brands' membership in 2009 in Ceres, a network of investors, environmentalists and other public interest groups that works with companies to address sustainability challenges. Ceres developed and spun off the Global Reporting Initiative, which spearheaded annual sustainability reporting by multinationals worldwide. According to the repor...

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