Carbon Comparison

Carbon Comparison

A comparison of the carbon associated with the different cup options available to events

Reusable Metal (Stainless Steel)
Reusable Plastic (PP)
The Rubbish Cup (rPET)
Single-Use BioPlastic (PLA)
Single-Use Plastic (PP, PET)

Embodied Carbon Per Cup

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0 kg
Reusable Metal
0 kg
Reusable Plastic
0 kg
The Rubbish Cup
0 kg
Single-use PLA
0 kg
Single-use Plastic

% Space Taken of Artic Lorry to Transport 100,000 Cups

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0 %
Reusable Metal
0 %
Reusable Plastic
0 %
The Rubbish Cup
0 %
Single-use PLA
0 %
Single-use Plastic

Carbon Emissions of Transport Per 100,000 Cups Per 100 Miles

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0 kg
Reusable Metal
0 kg
Reusable Plastic
0 kg
The Rubbish Cup
0 kg
Single-use PLA
0 kg
Single-use Plastic

The Carbon Footprint Of

0
The Rubbish Cup

is equal to:

Reusable Metal

0 uses

or

0 festivals

Reusable Plastic 

0 uses

or

0 festivals

* Assuming on site washing, 5 times per event. Reusable cups are often transported long distances to specialist high heat washing facilities, resulting in an increased carbon footprint

* Assuming no cups are lost, broken or taken during the event, due to lack of data. This displays reusable cups in a perfect world.

The Reality?

Branded Cups are rarely used at more than two events.