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Reusable Cups at Marathon stops single-use plastic

Reusable Cups at Marathon stops single-use plastic

Reusable Cups at the Wellington Marathon

Reusable Cups at the Wellington Marathon

Globelet helping to minimise waste at iconic Wellington event

30,000 cups are normally used at the drink stations for the annual Wellington Round the Bays fun run event. Although cups used in the past were compostable or recyclable, event organiser’s Sport Wellington decided to make a change this year in a continued effort to minimise waste.

For the 2019 event, which saw thousands of people take to the streets, Sport Wellington trialled a new approach, partnering with Globelet to provide reusable, washable cups.

“Partnering with Globelet for the 2019 event allowed us to become the first large-scale running event in Australasia to utilise reusable cups at all water stations,” said John Grieve, Event Director, Sport Wellington.

Sport Wellington has now brought Globelet onboard as the sponsor for the Half Marathon category for the 2020 and 2021 Round the Bays events as well. Globelet will continue to provide cups for the whole event, keeping 60,000 throw-away cups off Wellington’s streets.

“Globelet was immensely proud to have achieved the goal of eliminating 30,000 single-use cups from the Wellington waste stream,” said Guy Hobson, NZ Business Development Manager, Globelet. “The partnership formed with the progressive team at Sport Wellington allowed for a smooth transition to a reusable cup that was washed post-event. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and we were really happy to see the participants supporting the system on the day.”

Reusable Marathon Cups

Globelet works with over 300 events per year across Australasia, washing more than 2 million products annually. Their reusable revolution has so far eliminated 21.6 million items from the world’s waste stream.

Although event organisers are not required by the council to ensure or encourage waste minimisation at events, partnering with Globelet reflects Sport Wellington’s commitment to keeping New Zealand clean and green.

“As organisers of Round the Bays, we are always striving to minimise waste and help keep our Bays beautiful,” Grieve said.

The new initiative was well received by the majority of the Round the Bays participants, with feedback along the lines of; “Keep up the reusable cups at drink stations!”, “Very pleased about the cup recycling.” “I loved the reusable cups along the course and specifically researched before the race so I knew I didn’t need to bring my own reusable bottle.”

Wellington Round the Bays will be back in 2020, with registrations opening later this year.

“We look forward to a healthy, long-term relationship with RTB and Sport Wellington,” Hobson said.

Globelet is a circular economy business, building systems for a more sustainable future. Globelet continues to develop technology and systems to create trackable products that can be linked back to their wash factories to be washed and reused, forever. For more information go to www.globelet.com

THE 10 MOST SUSTAINABLE STADIUMS IN THE WORLD

Every year stadiums and major events across the world are going reusable. From the Rio Olympics, Rugby World Cup, Fifa World Cup and more. They all decided to stop using single use plastic cups. 

WHY?

Reusables increase revenue.
Reusables are great for the environment. 

Reusable Cup Stade de France

Reusable Cup Stade de France

1. Stad de France

Stade de France is the flagship stadium of France. As France is the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic, it seems fitting that Stade de France is the first on our list.

Facts:

Where: Paris, France

Date it went reusable: 2010 first stadium in the world to go reusable

2. Rio Olympics

The Olympics went reusable. It transformed their beer sales, created a scarce momento and eliminated all their single use waste. Reportedly fans lined up not for the beer but for the cups. 

Where: Rio, Brazil

3. 2015 Rugby World Cup

Reusable ecocups from Rugby at Twickenham Stadium

Reusable ecocups from Rugby at Twickenham Stadium

England decided to set the standard and in 2015 Twickenham Stadium went fully reusable with the Rugby World Cup reusable "Fan Cup". Over 140,000 single use cups were being thrown away every event, so with reusable Globelet like cups this has now been reduced to zero. 

Estimated Increase in Revenue:  $1-300,000 AUD per event
Estimated Waste Savings: 140,000 single use cups
Facts

The Twickenham Fan Cup has provided:

  • A cleaner stadium and significantly reduced the waste leaving the stadium.
  • A quality cup to enjoy a drink at no extra cost.
  • A value souvenir to remember your experience at Twickenham Stadium.

Where: Twickenham, England

4. Soccer World Cup

Soccer World Cup Reusable Cups

Soccer World Cup Reusable Cups

Yes Brazil went reusable for the Rio Olympics, but it also did it for the Soccer World Cup. It increased beer sales, and was a bright cup which meant that people enjoyed getting photos taken.  

Where: Rio, Brazil

5. Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Cups France

Euro 2016 Cups France

These are probably some of the best looking reusable cups we have ever seen.  Made for the Euro 2016 soccer world cup. This event was impressive with their WASTE MANAGEMENT actions, with a complete report on why they want to stop single use waste. They went on to achieve a 50% recycling rate, zero waste to landfill and greater public awareness by following the 3R Strategy (Reduction, Reuse, Recycle). 

Where: France

6. Stade de la Beaujoire

Stade de la Beaujoire Cups

Stade de la Beaujoire Cups

Stade de la Beaujoire is leading the way with its partnering stadium Stade de France. Every Rugby Club in France has it's own collection of reusable cups where the rugby clubs have committed to eliminate single use waste. 

Where: Beaujoire, France

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Humans of Waste - Kombucha

We are a little Kombucha obsessed. 

We drink it everyday and we have created reusable Globelet’s for three of New Zealand’s most iconic Kombucha brands Organic Mechanic , Good Buzz Brewing, and Wabi O.

What is Kombucha? 

Essentially it’s a fermented tea-based beverage that uses a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast),  as a starter culture to produce a probiotic and gut-healing beverage.

It is good for your gut, which in turn is good for your brain.

A good brain equals a good life. 

We love Kombucha. 

This blog is a dedication to our three favourite Kombucha Brands.

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Organic Mechanic - Auckland

The OM Boys

The OM Boys

Known as the OM boys. 

The Organic Mechanic has exploded on the Auckland scene ever since they set up their famous juice and smoothie stand at the La Cigale French Markets

A year ago they started producing Kombucha. It was the right drink at the right time and the Auckland market exploded. 

As a team of dedicated Eco warriors, they are on a mission as a business to take care of Mother Nature, and do all they can to minimise the carbon footprint they leave behind. 

They are creating a closed loop Zero Waste system with reusable Globelets as their cups and refill keg stations. 

Their next plan is to roll Kombucha Refill Stations (see below) out all over the country, (starting with their OM shack).

 

Wabi O Kombucha - Christchurch

Wabi O Kombucha being bottled 

Wabi O Kombucha being bottled 

Wabi O (‘Wah-Bee-Oh’): Abbreviation for Wabi Originals, a liquid transformation venture. 

Wabi Originals was born out of a chance meeting between a food pioneer and a tea expert in New Zealand.

After the Christchurch earthquakes, Wabi O's founders emerged from the tea room, ready to bring their Kombucha's to the world.

They have an array of different flavours to hit almost anybodies palate, with their product now found in North America and Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Good Buzz Kombucha - Wellington

Good Buzz Family.jpeg

 

We first meet the Good Buzz family at the world famous Wanderlust Festival in Great Lake Taupo

After one year, the family business - run by dad Alex - took off. 

You can now find Good Buzz Kombucha almost anywhere in the country, partenered with various amazing brands, including Globelet.

They are so advanced that they have even brought out a Kombucha that is made with Coffee.