To minimise the waste from disposable beer cups, we are continuing to stock reusable cups at the bars in the main arena at Download.
This works in three easy steps;
Pay £2 deposit in addition to the price of your first drink. Each time you return to the bar for another drink you can swap this cup for a clean cup full of a refreshing beverage.
At the end of the night / festival you can either take your cup to the dedicated refund points to get your £2 back or keep your cup as a souvenir. Please redeem your deposit before Sunday night to avoid disappointment.
We have joined forces with the Greenpeace events team again this summer to help festival-goers stem the tide of plastic pollution which is one of the greatest threats to our oceans. All plastic bottles and cups bought at Download will have a 10p refundable deposit.
Smirnoff red cups are also included as part of the cup return scheme.
10 x cups and bottles = £1
1 x full recycling bag of bottles = £5.
Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters the oceans every year. That’s a truck load of rubbish every minute, which will take centuries to degrade and be impossible to fully clean up. To reduce plastic pollution, Greenpeace is working towards the elimination of single-use plastic packaging in the UK, and has been campaigning for the government to introduce a UK-wide deposit return scheme for all drinks containers.
Last year you returned 48,000 plastic bottles and hundreds of you signed Greenpeace’s petition, now signed by around 337,000 members of the public who back a deposit return scheme. The petition was handed as a ‘message in a bottle’ to environment secretary Michael Gove in advance of his announcement that the government will roll out a deposit return scheme after a consultation. What a fantastic result for us to be part of!