Somerset County Cricket Club go greener for the 2017 season
This season, Somerset CCC will be introducing reusable branded cups in an effort to lower our carbon footprint and to address environmental sustainability at the Cooper Associates County Ground.
By using reusable plastic cups, we will prevent thousands of disposable cups from being used once and thrown into landfill where they take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Disposable cups have become one of the biggest pollutants in the world today, so Somerset CCC feel that making this move over to reusable cups will have a real positive impact.
Green Goblet, who supply the cups, are delighted to be working alongside Somerset CCC and hope that the supporters will see that it is important for every person to play their part in making our planet more environmentally friendly. The Club will also benefit from having less clear up and disposal and the supporters will benefit by having a sturdier cup to drink out of, meaning less spillage and of course they can always chose to keep their cup as a souvenir.
The deposit scheme will see supporters pay a £1 cup deposit when they purchase their first drink. Every subsequent drink will be poured into a clean cup. When the supporter has finished drinking, they can either take their cup back to a ‘cup refund point’ to get their deposit back or take their cup home as a souvenir.
Hopefully a win-win situation both on and off the pitch.
The dedicated cup redemption points for the Specsavers County Championship matches will be:
- The County Room Bar
- Stragglers Bar