Northants Cricket are pleased to announce that we will be partnering Green Goblet in launching an eco-friendly reusable cup scheme, that will be used here at the County Ground.
Northants Cricket will become the only first class county in the UK to run this scheme. In a typical NatWest T20 Blast match, over 3,000 supporters will attend the game, which means between 4,000 and 6,000 disposable cups would be used once and be put into landfill, where they take hundreds of years to biodegrade.
In our effort to go forward and make the club more environmentally friendly, as well as doing our part to protect the planet, we are going to eliminate disposable cups here at the County Ground and replace them with environmentally friendly reusable cups.
Northants supporters will benefit from a solid branded drinking vessel, which they can take home as a souvenir. The club benefits from the cost of clear up and disposal, and the environment will benefit from less landfill, so it is a win-win situation.
We will have four different styles of cup, which will be available throughout the season here at the County Ground. This is just another step in the club’s continued effort to become more environmentally friendly.
Chief Executive of Northants Cricket, David Smith said, “As a community based professional cricket club, Northants Cricket are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance. We try to actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers and suppliers.”
Alex Hopkinson from Green Goblet commented, “Green Goblet is delighted to be working together with Northants Cricket, to make them the first UK based first class county to remove disposable cups and move over to eco-friendly reusable cups to become more environmentally greener. This is just an example of how organisations can do their part in making our planet more environmentally friendly.”
The scheme will see supporters pay a £1 deposit for the cup at the starts if the match, buy their drinks in the cup and then return the cup to get their £1 back or keep your cup as a souvenir.