As STACK-CUP™ continues to support sporting events and clubs, all over the world, Ayr Rugby Club has kicked single use cups into touch!

In a first for a Scottish Rugby Club, Ayr have gone “green” and disposed of single use plastic cups in favour of our reusable cup system; STACK-CUP™. Club sponsor, Davie Cowan of the Tam O’Shanter Inn, liked the idea so much he offered to sponsor the new cups which made their first appearance in October 2023 when the Ayrshire Bulls played Boroughmuir at home. We have provided branded cups with the Ayr Rugby Club logo, the Ayrshire Bulls logo and Tam O’Shanter Inn’s logo.

Ayr Rugby Club, Chairman, Brian Williamson said, “I first saw this system at Newcastle Falcons, then at the SEC in Glasgow. The majority of the grounds at Millbrae are licensed, as a club we were spending thousands of pounds every year on single use plastic cups which are bad for the environment, flimsy, difficult to carry and create a lot of waste. As part of Ayr Rugby Club’s environmental policy to eliminate all “avoidable plastic waste” we investigated different options and STACK CUP’s stood out.”

The reusable cups involve paying an initial £1 deposit which is returned when you are ready to leave and return the cup although some people may choose to take the branded cup home as a souvenir from their day at Ayr Rugby Club. The system is already established in stadiums, festivals and major events across the globe. The benefits of STACK-CUP™ are huge, we remove the need for single use disposable plastic cups, cup carriers and trays which eases bar flow, improves drinks service and increases profit. Our cups have a unique, clever stackable system where people can carry up to 8 pints with relative ease and they can be used over 500 times.