Environmental Impact of Events How can we reduce it? Stack-Cup Reusable Cups

Environmental Impact of Events - How can we reduce it?

As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, we are all looking forward to outdoor events and experiences! 

But how much do you know about the environmental impact of events? Due to the large amount of resources that they consume to operate and function, the environmental impact of events can be quite big... This includes everything from energy, water and materials to all of the things that need to be used to enjoy our food and drink!

It's no surprise that reusable cups are a fantastic way to reduce waste and minimise how events impact the environment. Instead of using disposable cups (which often end up in landfill or littered in the environment) these days, more event organisers are providing you with sustainable reusable cups that you are able to use (and take home if you want to!). When it comes to Reusable cups for events, these are typically made from materials like glass, stainless steel, or high-quality plastic, and they can be used again and again… and again! This helps reduce the amount of waste that your favourite festival or large scale event is responsible for. Here at STACK-CUP, our reusable cups are designed to be durable and long-lasting, meaning they can be used for multiple events or even over many years…

Environmental Impact of Events - How can we reduce it | Stack-Cup Reusable Cups

When we think about the environmental impact of events, there are a few measures that our industry can take:

Minimise waste

One of the most significant environmental impacts of events is the generation of waste. Events can reduce waste by using reusable plates, cups, and cutlery, and by providing clearly labeled recycling and compost bins. Event organisers should also avoid using single-use plastic items such as straws, bottles, and bags.

Choose sustainable venues

The location and venue of an event can also have a significant impact on the environment. When choosing a venue, we should think about places that have good public transport links or are accessible by bike or walking. Organisers should also consider venues that have a good environmental record, such as those with green certifications like LEED or BREEAM.

Reduce energy consumption

Events can be very energy-intensive, with lighting, sound, heating, and cooling all contributing to high energy use. We can reduce energy consumption by using LED lighting, turning off lights and equipment when not in use, and using natural light where possible. There are some fantastic companies out there which promote energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and technical kit too!

Use sustainable materials

Events often require a lot of materials, from signage, decor and staging to marketing materials. Event organisers can reduce the environmental impact of these materials by using sustainable products, such as recycled paper or bamboo and working with technical suppliers on digital wayfinding solutions.

Offset carbon emissions

This can be done by investing in renewable energy projects or planting trees to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. This compensates for emissions that have occurred as a result of the event or experience.

By taking these steps, events can become more environmentally friendly and contribute to a more sustainable future. Here at STACK-CUP, we aim to live in a world where consuming is FUN and sustainable and we believe that changing consumer behaviour will lead to a better future for our planet. 

We exist to reduce waste and CO2 emissions on a global scale, enhancing your experiences with the smartest reusable products. Did you know that every STACK-CUP that is used and washed, prevents a disposable cup and carry tray from generating more CO2 emissions and landfill waste? Speak to the team today to find out more: info@stack-cup.com 

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