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Australian Turf Club to end single-use beverage plastics for Everest Carnival

Australian Turf Club to end single-use beverage plastics for Everest Carnival
August 22, 2019

The Australian Turf Club has partnered with WISE - It’s In Your Hands to help eliminate single-use beverage plastics from its venues and events while enhancing the customer experience with better beverage vessels.

With most single-use plastic cups used at venues and events ending up in landfill, WISE - It’s In Your Hands has developed a cup re-use plan that provides a solution to the single-use plastic cup waste problem.

Already proven across stadia and major sporting events throughout Europe, WISE - It’s In Your Hands cups can be washed up to 500 times, and in doing so will eliminate single-use plastic cups from all events.

When in use beverage customers will pay a $2 deposit on their first WISE cup, and can then return their empty cup to the bar where they will then be given a fresh WISE cup free of charge when purchasing another drink - with no limit on free exchanges.

At the end of the raceday, drinkers can return their cup to the bar for a refund of $1, or donate that $1 to the Australian Turf Club Foundation.

The ATC Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours. The ATC Foundation supports projects that address local priorities and make a positive contribution to the community.

Introducing the initiative, ATC Hospitality Services Manager, Greg Isnard advised “due to our liquor licence and restrictions, we have to use plastics for service in our public bars, and that means tens-of-thousands of single-use plastic cups during carnival.

“With WISE, the ATC is moving forward in the fight against plastic pollution and we are proud to join the long list of stadiums and entertainment venues all around the world that want to put a stop to single-use plastics.

“It will be a learning curve for our patrons and for our staff, but we believe in what we do, and we know this is a positive initiative to help protect the environment.”

The WISE re-use cups will be rolled out at public bars at Sydney’s Royal Randwick from this Saturday’s Winx Stakes Raceday and will be in place throughout the upcoming Everest Carnival.

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