Today we’re looking at a schematic of our reusable cup flow along with reusable food-to-go containers and how they work in reality.
Here at Event Cup Solutions, we’re always shouting about the virtues of reusable plastic cups and how they will solve the issue at your festival or event of, quite simply, how you can serve large volumes of drinks to your guests, complying with H&S regulations, and moving away from the traditional problematic model of single use disposable plastic cups. However, it’s always a good idea to look at this in more detail and so we’ve come up with this graphic to show you.
Why is single use plastic still being used?
Traditionally, if you are a festival site, arena, stadium or concert venue, for example, you’ll need to be serving cold drinks such as beers, water and soft drinks as well as hot drinks such as teas and coffees, for instance. And, at the same time, there will also be demand for hot dogs, burgers and chips, jacket potatoes, and so on.
You obviously can’t use standard glassware and crockery and so many operations teams turn to disposable plastic cups and food-to-go packaging as it’s the most affordable (at least you think it is!), and the most convenient, as the user simple has to throw the waster away when they have finished consuming it.
BUT, yes it is low cost, but it has a high environmental impact and is not sustainable. And just coming back to the price for a moment, due to the impending plastics tax, single use disposable items won’t soon be such an attractive purchase…
Reusable plastic cups just on their own might not be the best solution for you
At this point, you might be expecting us to say that this is where reusable plastic cups for events come into their own…and you’d be right to a certain extent. However, the simple purchase of reusable cups for events doesn’t always work for venues as they then have to wash and store large volumes of these cups in between events.
THIS is where solutions for reusable cups from Event Cup Solutions comes into their own, with our model being not only to hire reusable plastic cups to stadiums and event owners, but also provide the important turn-key service such as delivery, collection, washing and storage from our strategically placed nationwide wash centres. This enables not only to provide a seamless service directly into and from the venues we are working with, but also ensures that the carbon footprint for both ourselves and our clients is minimised as much as possible.
And with all major events and venues having strict environmental policies to adhere to, this is yet another string to your bow. You can gain significant PR value from your event or festival leading the way when it comes to sustainability. Also, it’s important to recognise at the same time that festival goers are placing much more importance on the sustainable activities of the festivals they attend, with 24% in a recent CGA survey suggesting they wouldn’t return to a festival if they thought it wasn’t addressing their environmental responsibilities seriously.
Reusable plastic cups turn a cost into a revenue generating scheme
It is this complete solution that is so attractive to our clients, providing them with the ultimate service to help facilitate their move away from single use plastics. We can also demonstrate how, instead of having the cost of purchasing single use plastics, with just a few small tweaks of your model, we can turn your reusable plastic cups model into a profit generating scheme.
One call to our expert team will enable you to understand just how this is possible, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!