In today’s blog we’re looking at the use of reusable cups for events and how they can contribute to a greener, more sustainable future for the festivals and events industries.
Are reusable cups for events used currently at all events?
We all need to play our part in helping the environment at home, at work and during our leisure time. This is particularly important in the events and hospitality sector – with over 7,000 outdoor events alone in the UK each year, it’s estimated that over 100 million disposable plastic cups are used and thrown away each year…and that’s not even counting plastic glasses used for indoor concerts, arena events, sports stadia and other venues.
Of course, single use disposable plastic bottles and cups, as well as disposable food containers, for instance, will continue to be an issue as long as they represent the cheapest model in the industry. However, think of the initial cost outlay for your disposable items pre-event and have a think about whether this is a good choice – both from a financial standpoint and also from the point of the environment. You’ve also got the cost of cleaning up afterwards! How about if we were to tell you that we can show you how it’s not actually the most cost-effective solution after all….
Why single use plastics are such a problem
The use of plastic cups and glasses at events, therefore, is of huge concern, as disposable plastics will present environmental problems for years to come if it’s not addressed as a matter of urgency. You can’t have failed to notice all the coverage about the war on plastics in the media. Nature documentaries highlight the impact that plastic is having in the natural world both on land and our oceans. Plastic – once the saviour of the convenience world – is now an enemy of the environment due to the the length of time it takes to naturally degrade.
It’s with this sole objective, therefore, that Event Cup Solutions operates alongside major event planners and organisers to reduce the use of single use plastics. When we talk about plastics, not all plastics are bad for the environment. Single use plastic – yes. Reusable plastic – no. Large scale festivals and events have to have a solution whereby they can serve large volumes of people in both a cost effective manner and in a way that is sustainable. Reusable cups for events, therefore, offer this in abundance.
Polycarbonate cups, for instance, at the end of their life cycle of over 500+ washes, can be recycled back into the manufacturing process, with 100% of the materials being reused. Complying with H&S regulations for outdoor events, this type of plastic most certainly serves its purpose, used over a prolonged period of time and is part of a closed loop solution.
How reusable cups for events from Event Cup Solutions help solve the problem
With our range of reusable polycarbonate cups and glasses which give the impression of being glass, through to our polypropylene cups in a range of sizes, we’ll partner with you to provide a turn-key solution for your event, from start to finish. Our official ONE ‘One Planet One Chance’ reusable cups for events also offer a powerful environmental message to visitors to your event, helping to reinforce the green credentials of your event.
Our experts will also be happy to talk you though how our reusable event cups solutions can also be profit generating for you and your event as well as being kinder to the environment – this really is a win-win for everyone!
Join the green revolution today with Event Cup Solutions – we look forward to hearing from you soon!