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Digital Journal – September 26, 2016 – In 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts said it was looking for a replacement for its iconic Styrofoam coffee cups because they were environmentally unfriendly. After six years, the company is … MORE
As You Sow Release– April 5, 2016 – Chipotle, Dunkin’ Brands, and YUM! Brands have made new commitments toward packaging recycling and composting, leading shareholder advocate group As You Sow to withdraw shareholder proposals filed … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Dunkin’ Brands request the board of directors to prepare a report on the feasibility of developing a comprehensive recycling policy for on-site food and beverage packaging to conserve resources, and … MORE
THE GUARDIAN – Mar. 11, 2015 – The baked goods giant says it will remove whitening agent from its powdered donuts over fears it might contain toxic nanomaterials.
THE WASHINGTON POST – Mar. 11, 2015 – The doughnut is not, nor has it ever been, a complicated thing. This hunk of sugary bread doesn’t require any gourmet secret. All you need, more or … MORE
TIME MAGAZINE – Mar. 10, 2015 – The move will not change the appearance of its baked goods, says the chain. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that its powdered sugar will no longer feature titanium dioxide–a … MORE
CNN – Mar. 10, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts is dropping titanium dioxide from its powdered sugar donuts after pressure from a public interest group who argued it is not safe for human consumption.
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Mar. 06, 2015 – Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent company, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is a common source of nano materials, from all powdered sugar used … MORE
CNBC – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts to remove titanium dioxide, a food coloring agent, from all powdered sugar, Dunkin’s Brands said Thursday.
THE CONSUMERIST – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that it’s planning to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent often used in toothpaste and sunscreen as well as other products, from all powdered … MORE
MARKETWATCH – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts announced Thursday that it plans to remove a potentially harmful nanomaterial from its powdered doughnuts.
THE BOSTON GLOBE – Mar. 05, 2015 – At the urging of a nonprofit advocacy group, Dunkin’ Donuts has agreed for emote potentially harmful titanium dioxide from the powdered sugar used in its doughnuts.
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 5, 2015 – Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of the Dunkin’ Donuts chain, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is commonly a source of nanomaterials, … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board publish, by November 1, 2015, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Dunkin’s use of nanomaterials in the company’s food products or packaging. The … MORE
WALL STREET JOURNAL – November 17, 2014 – Investor groups focused on environmental, social and governance issues are demanding more disclosure of companies’ involvement with nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic or molecular … MORE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES – May 22, 2014 – Do you know what you’re eating? The number of American food products containing nanomaterials has increased tenfold since 2008, said a report released this week, reviving concerns … MORE
THE MOTLEY FOOL – May 15, 2014 – It’s the whitest stuff on earth. Used in everything from toothpaste to paint, titanium dioxide whitens the milk you drink, the Oreos you eat, and provides a … MORE
TRIPLEPUNDIT – May 14, 2014 – Last week’s shareholder resolution to investigate Dunkin’ Brands’ use of nanomaterials in its products was not approved, but resolution organizers are still claiming success.
RELEASE: Dunkin’ Brands Shareholders Deliver Strong Call for Disclosure on Nanomaterials in Food Products
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – May 8, 2014 – Shareholders sent a strong message today to Dunkin’ Brands Board of Directors that they want the company to prepare a report about the risks of … MORE
Shareholders request the Board publish by November 1, 2014, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Dunkin’s policies regarding public health concerns of nanomaterials in the company’s products or packaging. This report … MORE
THE BOSTON GLOBE – August 20, 2013 – The Dunkin’ Donuts foam cup is so familiar to coﬀee drinkers — sold millions of times every day — that it even appears in the company’s logo. … MORE
As You Sow has engaged in dialogue with Dunkin’ Donuts regarding their use of Titanium Dixoxide Nanoparticles in their powdered donuts
As You Sow has engaged in dialogue with Dunkin’ Donuts about reducing consumer packaging waste.
Dunkin’ Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain. Dunkin’ Donuts to Remove Nanomaterials from Powdered Donuts As You Sow Withdraws Shareholder Proposal on Nanomaterials Use Following Dunkin’s Commitment Dunkin’ Brands, the parent … MORE
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MOTHER NATURE NETWORK – June 21, 2013 – Over the course of the next few years, fans of Dunkin’ Donuts coﬀee won’t have to feel guilty about having their morning cup of Joe in an … MORE
QSR – June 20, 2013 – Dunkin’ Donuts is throwing out its foam coﬀee cups. Dunkin’ Brands Group, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robins, announced in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) report that … MORE
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN – April 15, 2013 – There are nanosize particles in your food. Does this make you nervous? Food companies have been interested in using nanotechnology to intensify flavors and make products creamier without … MORE
INQUISITR – February 9, 2013 – Titanium dioxide nanoparticles have been found in the white powdered sugar used by Dunkin’ Donuts to coat some of their donuts.
TRIPLE PUNDIT – February 8, 2013 – Are nanoparticles already in some food products? A report by As You Sow, a non-profit organization that promotes corporate responsibility, found that they are indeed.
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER – February 7, 2013 – 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 … MORE