Wednesday, 17 July 2019

30,000 fully recyclable ‘glasses’ ready for use

ABOUT 30,000 recyclable plastic cups have been delivered to the Henley Festival to be used at this year’s event.

The Henley Standard revealed in January that the organisers were to replace all the single-use “glasses” with fully recyclable alternatives.

The new ones are made by a company in Yorkshire and distributed by PartyPlastics, of Gerrards Cross. They are more expensive than the old ones but the festival says it will meet the cost.

Festival marketing director Jo Bausor said the glasses were now in storage awaiting use. Some of them will have the name of the event’s new eco-partner, IBS Office Solutions, of Henley, printed on the side. The move is one of a number of changes being made by the festival in response to national campaigns to cut down on the use of plastic.

There will be new recyclable food containers and schemes to recycle water and energy used at the site.

The festival brochure, which was sent out last month, is no longer wrapped in plastic.

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