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Glasgow Coffee Festival - The first disposable-cup free coffee festival

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce member Lisa Lawson, organiser of Glasgow Coffee Festival and founder of Dear Green Coffee, worked in collaboration with reusable coffee cup supplier, KeepCup, making a ‘reusable only’ event.

Despite some initial nervousness about how Keepcup’s reusable cups might be mistreated and discarded, the festival organisers were delighted by the level of support and initiative uptake from attendees.  Across the two-day event, more than 1,000 festival goers (56% of the total attendees) arrived with their own cups.

And it was not just cups being reused at the festival. Mossgiel Farm supplied milk to all festival stallholders in traditional glass milk bottles. These bottles were returned and then reused, saving a further 412 plastic items from going in the bin.

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