HOW GLOBELETS ARE WASHED AT FESTIVALS

Washing cups can be difficult. So we made it easy. Here is how we do it. 

Major Events: 

At major events (over 10,000 people) Globelet has 2 options. Onsite washing or offsite post-event washing. 

Onsite Washing:

Our Globelet Washing HQ

How it works: 

All Globelet's are washed onsite. We have a central hub (Globelet HQ) inside here we run our washing machines, logistical equipment, distribution and a front of house.

Globelet supplies: 

  • Staff and Logistics
  • Marquees and Set Up
  • Conveyor cup dishwashers and Conveyor cup dryers
  • A cup return station and support
  • Swimming pool to soak cups
  • Optional wash your own cup bins

Event supplies: 

  • Water access 
  • Power Supply 
  • Volunteers
We have a happy and helpful team willing to make anything work for an event. 

We have a happy and helpful team willing to make anything work for an event. 

Offsite Washing:

Our friend Thomas Heaton looking after production washing

Our friend Thomas Heaton looking after production washing

How it works:

Some events prefer to have the majority of the cups washed offsite. This is usually due to the amount of cups they require and access to water is difficult. 

All the cups get shipped dirty from an event and washed and dried at our HQ. 
Two new washing stations being developed in New Zealand and Australia. 

Cups in the pool being washed post festival after ACL.

Cups in the pool being washed post festival after ACL.

The Team Stacking Cups

The Team Stacking Cups

 

Other Events: Globelet Washing

Some tips if you want to wash the cups on the site yourself. 

 

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  • Have a place from the passage of electrical cables. 
  • Have a drinking water point (hot if possible) available. 
  • Have a discharge wastewater to reach and out of the passage groups. 
  • Provide an electrical point to illuminate the night stand. 
  • Install a table, there lay three plastic tubs (we can make available to you on reservation): 

The washing set up

Tray 1: wash glasses with a green liquid dish, with a sponge without scraper.

Tray 2: first rinse.

Tray 3: a mandatory second rinse.

The water in the rinsing tank must be renewed regularly. The water in this tank is emptied and refilled. 

Some liquids make the glasses smell and colour (including wine and coffee). If you can not wash the glasses immediately, let them soak. If you wash the cups in hand, please make sure they are washed properly. 

The glasses are machine washable but traditional dishwasher can "throw" the cups because they are lightweight, take a test. We also offer professional glass washers for rent.

The drying space 

our drying rack 

our drying rack 

Cups should ABSOLUTELY be dry before being stacked and stored. Moist, they become moldy and smelly. We would be obliged to charge you for washing. 

Globelet's are slow to dry. So plan time and space. The method of a pyramid of cups seems to be the best option, but beware of drafts.

Drying is less simple than it seems: polypropylene did very little caloric inertia (compared to glass or metal). So we cannot rely on the heat stored in the dishwasher.

If you have technical constraints to your event, do not hesitate to contact us. We'll help you find a solution.

Once these points considered, you will have a clean site, the public appreciates the approach and you will save hundreds or thousands of plastic cups (which constitute more than half of the waste of the event)..

Wash against Waste

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The Wash Against Waste Trailer is an eco-friendly waste reducing system that is available for hire at any event and can be used by anyone.

The Wash Against Waste trailer was built  in November 2013 for the purpose of waste reduction at events. Sarah Jane Murray, our Waste Programme and Development Manager, was an influential force in establishing the trailer.

Working closely with Auckland Council, Ecostore, Kemsol and Smart Environmental, the trailer was launched to become a strong success and a leader in waste-reduction systems for any event. It has since been featured regularly at the New Lynn Night Markets and also attended Splore 2015, and a range of local school fairs.

The Wash Against Waste trailer is the first of its kind in New Zealand. EcoMatters is a NGO and we are aiming to turn Wash Against Wast into a social enterprise for the organisation. We need your help to keep it going and achieve our goals of total waste reduction at events. To support us, you can hire the trailer for any event, with a small hire fee, there are plenty of different options to suit your budget and your event.

Visit the Wash Against Waste website for more details: www.washagainstwaste.co.nz

If you require further information please contact Sarah Jane:

sarah@ecomatters.org.nz