"This cup is accepted in New York City's municipal recycling program which means, if disposed of properly, it can be diverted from local landfills," Miller said in a statement. "We will continue to evaluate and test all available cups until we believe we have found the best solution based on cost, performance, commercial viability and environmental impacts."
But it appears Dunkin' plans for a foam-free future extend beyond NYC, with the company already testing a double-walled paper cup and a #5 recyclable polypropylene cup in other markets, Miller said.
"Dunkin’ Donuts’ goal is to establish a phased implementation plan and timeline for a transition in the U.S. from foam by the end of 2015," she said.
Now, your coffee cup will disintegrate or be recycled. Good for the environment -- bad for archaeologists studying coffee-drinking habits in 2715.