If you’ve ever thought about how it works when it comes to reusable cups and food-to-go containers, here at Event Cup Solutions, we aim to make life as simple as possible, suggesting two principal schemes that festival and big event organisers can adopt for their specific event which are outlined on this ‘How it works’ page.
We have created the graphic above on this ‘How it works’ page as we realise the some event organisers work on a refundable deposit scheme basis when using reusable cups at their event. In other words, the user pays a small premium – say £1 – on top of the price of their first drink. They then use the reusable cup or food to go container for the duration of the event, returning to the bar each time, paying the normal drink price and getting a fresh cup each time.
Then, at the end of the event, they can then return to the bar or collection point and receive their £1 deposit back. In principle, this would appear to be a good idea, and it certainly is in many instances, and we would always encourage organisers to use a scheme that works best for them. The obvious flaw with a refundable deposit scheme is the fact that you’ll potentially have larger queues at your bar, with a certain percentage of people simply queuing to get their £1 back. And let’s face it, no one likes to queue!