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News Release – Jan 2018
Barn on the Farm – The Cup Winner
Barn on the Farm, for the last 4 years running have led the fight on plastic waste by using Happy Cups, an innovative reusable, branded cup.
Barn on the Farm orgniser, Alice Matthews says “we have always been aware of the amount of waste that a large event can produce and have tried to limit this. It seemed a very logical choice to only use reusable cups on our bars and backstage. People love having an official cup for their drink and we often get people bringing along cups from previous years! They also cut down on the sales of water bottles because we have drinking water available across the site and people just fill up their reusable cups. They have eliminated what could have been a huge amount of plastic waste from our event.”
The award-winning Best Independent Festival 2014, due to be held from the 5th to the 8th July this year attracts over 2,500 visitors per day who drink over 10,000 pints, cocktails and soft drinks over the weekend.
The cups are supplied by www.happycups.co.uk, Peter Reynolds, MD said “I started the business 7 years ago after seeing a similar model abroad, the first few years were slow, people didn’t really get the concept. With the increased focus in the UK this year on disposable plastic I am confident this will be our busiest year yet and we will save tons of waste from becoming landfill.”
www.happycups.co.uk estimates that more than 100 billion single-use cups go into landfill across the world each year, the Great Pacific garbage patch sized wasteland is currently twice the size of Texas and growing.
Tickets for Barn on the Farm this year go on sale soon. Continually hosting a fantastic lineup that over the years has included the likes of Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Bastille, Hozier, Hudson Taylor, Tom Odell amongst many others.