glastonbury to give revellers sheffield steel cups - stainless steel wine cups
More than 200,000 cups made of stainless steel from Sheffield smelting will be distributed to revelers at Glastonbury Festival.
As part of the organizer's efforts to reduce the amount of waste generated on site, these cups are being tried out. Festival-
Before returning, donating, or saving over the weekend, the audience will pay a deposit for a cup used throughout the event.
These cups were developed by Sheffield.
Headquartered in Grog, manufactured in Birmingham.
Festival organizer Michael Eavis: "The most important thing for me is to be able to get British stainless steel from where the Cup was invented --
Sheffield, then bring it to the home of manufacturingBirmingham.
"Week after week, the national media reported that jobs in the British steel industry were at risk.
"The negative decline in this key industry does not seem to be over, and they will not be replaced if jobs, skills and infrastructure are lost.
"We have been working on this project for the last three years and hopefully it will encourage other UK businesses to think about how to support our steel industry during this very difficult time.
"These cups will be used in 10 bars on the website and customers pay a deposit of £ 5 when purchasing the first pint.
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Coordinator Lucy Smith said that at the end of the festival, the deposit will be refunded or donated to charity based on whether or not to return or save the Cup.
However, she says she wants revelers who choose to keep cups not to let them gather dust.
She said: "Don't put it on the shelf and never use it again: The idea is that they will carry it with them and reuse it when they go to another event.