- Dunkin Donuts
- United States of America
Polystyrene cups are hazardous not only to the environment but to YOUR health as well. According to a Foundation for Achievements in Science and Education fact sheet, long term exposure to small quantities of styrene can cause neurotoxic (fatigue, nervousness, difficulty sleeping), hematological (low platelet and hemoglobin values), cytogenetic (chromosomal and lymphatic abnormalities), and carcinogenic effects.[1,2]
Dunkin Donuts claims to have 2.7 million customers a day of which the vast majority enjoy a beverage delivered in the Polystyrene cups. Annually this would amount to over 5 million cups finding their way unnecessarily into our ecosystems. This issue of polystyrene has been around for many years and substitutes are readily available. There is no excuse for Dunkin Donuts to still be using these cups.
1."Are Styrene Food and Beverage Containers A Health Hazard?," Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC, August 15, 1990.
2. B.J. Dowty, J.L. Laseter, and J. Storet, "The Transplacental Migration and Accumulation in Blood of Volatile Organic Constituents," Pediatric Research, Vol. 10, pages 696-701, 1976.
Your customers no longer want the use of polystyrene cups. The unnecessary impact on the environment and our health needs to stop.
Accept these signatures as a collaborative voice requesting the elimination of polystyrene in our environment.
The Stop using Polystyrene Cups Dunkin Donuts! petition to Dunkin Donuts was written by Erin Holland and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition.