More and more events are introducing multi-use mugs or cups that you can refill after your first drink. Not only does it reduce waste, but you also have a memento of the event. This is another great way for event organizers to advertise the event, you take it home with you and the message just keeps getting exposure. Win win!
Sporting events in Europe such as the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros have been offering a dishwasher safe mug that can be re-used. They have reduced carbon emissions at the event by 2 tonnes as a result.
Glastonbury Festival in England started using a recycled stainless pint cup in 2016, encouraging festival goers to reduce and re-use.
Osheaga in Quebec has been using a re-usable cup and we are hoping to see this trend continue across Canada, the US and around the world.
Trend-spotting alert: This will be the new way. With events and festivals offering creatively designed cups and mugs that become keepsakes, it’s easier than ever to make the choice that our planet and in particular, our oceans, will thank you for.