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BioHiTech Helps Dunkin’ Donuts Divert Food Waste from Landfills

BioHiTech America is installing its commercial food waste disposal system at a second Dunkin’ Donuts location in New Jersey, which will help the restaurant divert food waste from landfills and save money on waste management. BioHiTech’s system will divert all of the store’s coffee grounds and other food waste through … Read more »

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Dunkin’ Brands Takes a Bite Out of GHG Emissions

Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, says while overall GHG emissions increased by 8.5 percent between 2010 and 2014, GHG emissions generated by its corporate facilities dropped 46 percent in the same period. This is according to the company’s 2013–2014 corporate social responsibility report, Broadening Our … Read more »

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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Green Building Certification for Restaurants

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a green building certification program to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants and says it will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new “DD Green” certified restaurants by the end of 2016. To be recognized as a DD Green restaurant, franchisees, construction managers … Read more »

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Dunkin’ Brands to Source Sustainable Palm Oil in US

Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has committed to source 100 percent sustainable palm oil in the US by 2016. The company says it will work with its suppliers and its franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative to source palm oil that is 100 percent fully traceable to … Read more »

Investors to Unilever, General Mills, 38 Other Companies: Adopt Sustainable Palm Oil Policies

Unilever, Kellogg, Dunkin Donuts and General Mills are among the companies facing pressure from investors to adopt policies that would ensure palm oil development does not contribute to deforestation, development on peatlands, or human rights violations. In an effort coordinated by Green Century Capital Management, a coalition of institutional investors … Read more »

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McDonald’s to Replace Foam Coffee Cups

McDonald’s will replace all polystyrene beverage cups with paper cups at its 14,000 US outlets in response to a shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow in 2011, according to the nonprofit. In 2012, the company agreed to test replacement of its foam cups with a double-walled paper hot cup … Read more »

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Nike, UPS, Starbucks Shareholders Demand GHG Cuts, Sustainability Reporting

Investors filed 110 shareholder resolutions this proxy season related to sustainability issues and climate change with 94 US companies, according to business nonprofit Ceres, which helped coordinate the shareholder filings. Among resolutions filed with major US manufacturers, consumer brands and service providers, many investors requested board oversight of corporate sustainability … Read more »

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Plant Extracts Produce ‘Green’ Nanoparticles

Green tea plants, sunflowers, coffee, fruit and peppers may replace potentially hazardous chemicals normally used in a host of products including textiles and clothing, scientists say. Extracts from these plants could play a new role in the sustainable manufacturing of the most widely used family of nanoparticles, according to an … Read more »

Dunkin’ Donuts Contain Nanoparticles, Study Finds

Dunkin’ Donuts Contain Nanoparticles, Study Finds

The white powdered sugar that coats Dunkin’ Donuts Powdered Cake Donuts and Hostess Donettes contains nanoparticles of potential carcinogen titanium dioxide, according to research by green nonprofit As You Sow. Slipping Through the Cracks: An Issue Brief on Nanomaterials in Food presents results of a survey of 2,500 food companies … Read more »

Dunkin’ Donuts, ConAgra Foods Make Humane Supply Chain Commitments

Dunkin’ Donuts and ConAgra Foods have both pledged to eliminate the use of pork from gestation crates from their supply chain, while Dunkin’ has also announced it will be switching to cage-free eggs in its breakfast sandwiches. ConAgra, producer of such products as Slim Jim beef jerky and Hebrew National … Read more »