Within the events and hospitality industry, there’s little argument that we all need to reduce the use of single use plastics and need to move towards reusable cups – this is a given in today’s society as a whole. However, quite how best to address this in a sustainable and cost effective way, along with the logistical challenges it presents, is often open to debate. The use of reusable plastic cups and glasses is growing all the time as the best solution, with many events looking to souvenir cups as a way to encourage people not to dispose of their plastic cups, so let’s look at the use of reusable cups or souvenir cups in a balanced way.
What are souvenir cups?
There’s certainly room in the market for these branded souvenir cups. A trip to a large music festival, for instance, will no doubt be memorable, and a great way to take home something from the event is with a souvenir cup for which you might have paid an additional couple of pounds as the point of buying your first drink. The event branding will also be all over the cup as well as perhaps some sponsor logos, helping to maximise and endorse their support of the festival from a commercial point of view.
When a souvenir cup becomes a single use plastic cup
There is an argument, however, about where the plastic souvenir cups end up. The chances are that these plastic cups will end up at the back of a cupboard at home, rarely ever being used again…and therefore, the chances are that during the next spring clean, they may well not find their way into the recycling bin. For every solution, there is often an opposing argument possible.
How reusable cups solve the problem
For many events and occasions, therefore, reusable cups such as the ONE cup from Event Cup Solutions may well fit the bill. Made in the highest quality polycarbonate, these event glasses have the feel and transparent look of glass, with the ability to serve beer in the optimum condition as specified by many of the UK’s leading brands and have a life span of over 500+ washes.
Importantly, polycarbonate reusable cups, at the end of their life cycle, can then be recycled, with all the material going into the production process of new reusable plastic cups, to complete the loop (you can read more about the life cycle of reusable cups here in our blog article). Our ONE branded pints come with the environmental message of “One Planet One Chance” running up the side, reinforcing the need for your visitors to be green in their approach.
Hire reusable cups in the quantities you need at affordable prices
Our ONE reusable plastic cups – along with others in our range – offer a reusable cup hire model. This means that you can work on a price per unit basis and avoid having to find the initial investment to buy the reusable cups in the first place and then the added hassle of having to wash and store them during the year. Event equipment hire is a well-known model to many event professionals in the industry, with many big players already working on this basis when it comes to products such as temporary event furniture hire and many other aspects of event creation.
This is just one type of event cup that is available for your consideration here at Event Cup Solutions. Why not get in contact today to arrange a consultation with one of our experts who will be delighted to discuss your event requirements in more detail. We realise and understand that no two events are the same and so are happy to discuss your specific requirements with you. We can even demonstrate how you can turn your reusable cups and food-to-go packaging model into a profit generating scheme!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!