WHY GLOBELET?

THE CONCEPT

The finding: One of the main environmental consequences of collective manifestations is waste, is the use of disposable plastic cups and non-recyclable waste (nearly 50% of waste at festivals).

The numbers: One beer keg on average uses 120 disposable cups. A festival that uses 100 barrels of beer consumption reached 12,000 disposable cups. 

GREEN IS HOW
WE DO BUSINESS

We make and recycle our products in our local factor at the hands of local workers right here in  New Zealand.

The environment and protecting it, is part of our DNA at Globelet. From day one, we have strived to be a zero waste company. Our manufacturing is all done in New Zealand. All the water used in the manufacturing process is recycled. Every single Globelet can be returned to our facility and recycled in house before being turned into new Globelets or crates for their storage. 

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COMPLETELY REUSABLE  +
COMPLETELY RECYCLABLE

It is no longer necessary to produce a multitude of disposable cups. With Globelet, each cup can be washed and reused as desired. This reduces the volume of production. Globelet has a washing facility where all cups can be returned and washed, otherwise they can be returned at the end of their lifetime to be completely recycled. 

REUSABLE CUPS OR COMPOSTABLE ONES?

At first glance, the idea of composting is appealing. Yet, composting does not lead to behaviour change. Rather, under the guise of the "compostable" label, the last reticence to throw the cups on the ground then falls: "Since its compostable lets throw it away".

However, it is necessary to take the time to pick up the cups at the end of an event, to sort them and try composting them. The results are not conclusive.

Also raw materials are required to manufacture compostable cups. It requiers the same amount of energy to produce a compostable cup as it does a reusable globelet. The compostable cup continues going down our existing paradigm of consuming energy in the same was as traditional disposable products.



REUSABLE IS BETTER

But don't just trust us. 

 ECO REPORT
SPLORE CASE STUDY
WOMAD CASE STUDY

HOW DOES
GLOBELET WORK

We don't just make remarkable cups. We have systems that events can implement to dramatically reduce their waste.

SEE HOW IT WORKS HERE

 

Why events should use Globelet?

ECONOMICAL

Bottom-line is important to events. We recognise this.
Globelet eliminates the expense of waste and turns it into a for-profit zero-waste investment.
Thanks to reusable cups, some events have reduced their volume of waste by 80%.
Contrary to popular belief, disposable cups have a cost. Cleaning cost after an event are enormous. 

Globelet offers a range of options for rental or purchase of cups.

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABILITY

Globelet has prevented over 2 million cups contributing to landfill. 
Globelet reduces the outlay of cups produced per event from 5 to 1. 
Globelet forms part of Sustainability Frameworks and complies with Local Government ordinances reducing waste.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Globelet's are BPA free.
Globelet uses food grade plastic that is washable and retains no bacteria. 
Globelet, reduces broken glass and plastic related accidents.
Globelet contributes to a clean event space and enhances a feeling of security and well-being.

COMMUNITY

Globelet increases community employment and involvement by employing people with disabilities to wash our cups.
We make, wash and recycle our cups in our local factory at the hands of local workers right here in New Zealand.
Globelet allows consumers to be actively involved in environmental and sustainable development

The Globelet is a game changer It is more than a cup, it is a system that reduces waste, keeps sites clean, educates, changes behaviour and adds enduring value for sponsors and events organisers.
— David Watson, Green Guru, Greenshoot Pacific
Globelets were one of the best innovations we have been able to offer at WOMAD NZ in recent years. The product is good quality and the reusable nature one that fits in out ethos of Zero Waste.
— Chris Herlihy, WOMAD NZ
The first time we used Globelet across a multi day festival we had fantastic results. We had an actively engaged audience who helped keep the site clean and prevented many thousands of one use cups going to landfill. We had happy sponsors whose story endured beyond the festival with thousands of cups that went home with the audience. We had happy event organisers who had an easy clean up, a great waste result and a compelling story to tell. The Globelet is a powerful waste minimisation tool that we now use wherever possible.
— Amanda Wright, Founder of Splore