In today’s blog here at Event Cup Solutions we are looking at why reusable cups for events are the way forward as opposed to single use plastic disposable cups.
With the amount of media coverage about plastics and the damage that single use containers are doing to our environment, it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that this is one of the main drivers behind our reusable cups for events sustainable model.
Bottled water, milk containers, fizzy drinks bottles, shampoos and a whole host of other plastics find their way into landfill and into the oceans, harming wildlife on a scale that we’ve never seen before. Plastic has gone from being the saviour of society when it comes to convenience through to being a menace.
Today, with the options and solutions available when it comes to events, festivals and other large scale occasions, there really is no excuse for still using single use disposable cups and glasses. OK, yes it provides one of the cheapest solutions (but please do allow us to show you how a reusable cups for events model can generate a profit for you in our previous blog), but the environmental impact is, quite simply, unsustainable.
Disposables: The numbers
A quick look at the numbers demonstrates why;
The UK uses in excess of 1.5 billion single use cold cups each year.
The UK uses in excess of 5 billion single use hot cups each year.
The EU uses in excess of 2 billion single use food-to-go boxes each year.
The numbers really do speak for themselves.
How reusable cups for events solve the problem
When Event Cup Solutions was first born, this problem lay at the heart of all our thinking. Surely there’s got to be a better way of serving large amounts of food and drink at large events which isn’t single use plastic yet which is still affordable and practical. That’s where our range of reusable plastic cups for events comes into its own, made in 100% recyclable polycarbonate and providing a drink which is as close to a real pint glass as you will find which still complies with outdoor H&S regulations. At the same time, our reusable food-to-go boxes and packaging also address the single use problem for convenience food at these large events in an affordable way.
Contact us to talk about your reusable cups for events requirements
Whatever your event, don’t hesitate to browse our range here online at Event Cup Solutions where we will be delighted to take some time to analyse your requirements and find the best fit when it comes to reusable cups for events.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.