RAW Foundation, with funding support from the Event Industry Forum (EIF), has published the Guide to Reusable Bar Cups at Events – the final resource for the events industry as part of the AIF’s Drastic on Plastic campaign.

The guide provides event organisers with comprehensive information about why they should choose reusable cups rather than disposables, the environmental benefits, tips on how to manage reusable cups onsite and examples of how festivals have been successful in using reusable cups.

The Drastic on Plastic Action Pack includes the Plastic Free Festival Guide, which provides an overview of the action events can take, a festivalgoer guide and templates for an A6 lanyard mini-guide.

Organisers of more than 60 independent festivals in the AIF have signed up to the Drastic on Plastic pledge, committing to banning the use of plastic straws onsite this season as a minimum first step – and eliminating all single-use plastic at their events by 2021.

Chris Johnson, co-writer of the guide and adviser for the Drastic on Plastic campaign, commented: “There’s loads that festivals can do to design out disposable plastics such as adopting reusable cups, banning drink sales in plastic and encouraging festivalgoers to bring refillable water bottles. Festivals inspire change in people, so we can help create the new normal – a better normal.”