Reusable or recyclable cups: which is the most sustainable choice at events?

Debbie van Rijk November 17, 2021

The LCA Centre, commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat and in collaboration with Plastic Promise, has published a scientific study on the environmental impact of different types of plastic drink cups for events.

Would you like to know what the impact of reusable vs. recyclable cups is and what choices you as an organiser or policy maker can make to reduce that impact? In this article, we'll share the most important results and solutions for waste-free cup systems.

The need for clarity on the environmental impact of different cup types was identified by Plastic Promise, a Dutch platform for event industry leaders to share their knowledge and their ambitions for reducing disposable plastic usage and finding high-quality recycling solutions for used plastic.

Waste-free cup systems
Laura van de Voort, co-founder of Green Events and project manager for Plastic Promise: "In the last year and a half, we have worked closely with a wide range of event organisers and beverage brands to set a new standard in 2019: waste-free cup systems at events". 


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