Sheffield's Reusable Revolution

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Sheffield's Reusable Revolution

Sheffield's Reusable Revolution

Plastic Free Sheffield Central By Plastic Free Sheffield Central

Plastic Free Sheffield Central would like to purchase reusable coffee cups, pint cups and containers in a war against waste.

Broomhall Idea stage

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Every year 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean, killing 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and a million sea birds. Plastic will soon be a bigger contributor to climate change than aviation and shipping put together. 7 million single use paper cups a day get thrown away in the UK! Disposable cups and lids are either made of plastic or bio-plastic (PLA) and are single-use and non-recyclable. They are used for an average of 15 minutes before being binned. Half a million cups end up as litter every day 100+ million plastic cups are used every year at UK festivals and live events, and most of these are incinerated or sent to landfill. What's the solution? Reusables! Plastic Free Sheffield Central would like to purchase reusable coffee cups, pint cups and containers in a war against waste.

What we'll deliver:

  • Reusable cups for bars (pints, half pints, wine)
  • Reusable leakproof cups for hot drinks (12oz and 8oz)
  • Reusable containers for hot food
  • Storage for reusables
  • Washing costs for the reusables

Why it's a great idea:

For every 1 million reusable event cups in regular use, 1000 tonnes of C02e emissions and 300 tonnes waste could be avoided. Reusable cups are designed to be used hundreds, if not thousands of times at Sheffield's markets and events. By using reusables, the trader will save money by not having to use their disposables, and Sheffield City Council will save money on waste disposal costs. A Manchester City Council report stated that: "organisers using reusable cups report very positive audience feedback about the reduction in litter. In addition, events can experience a ‘multiplier effect’, whereby the reduction in litter makes it feel more unacceptable to drop litter. This is referred to as a ‘behaviour tipping point’." If you choose a reusable cup 7 times instead of 7 paper cups – you will use 41% less carbon. If you use a reusable cup every day for 6 months instead of 182 single-use cups – then you save 95% of the carbon.

Steps to get it done:

  • Speak to markets, events and traders at those events about using reusables
  • Find storage space for storing reusable products
  • Identify how reusables will be washed
  • Buy reusable products (cups/containers)

Location Broomhall

About the space

Sheffield Central

Council

Sheffield City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,503

496 x Circular&Co Circular Coffee Cups with Lids 12oz Single Sided Full Colour - £3,293 (23%)
496 x Circular&Co Circular Coffee Cups with Lids 8oz Single Sided Full Colour - £3,090 (21%)
Washing cups (10p a cup) - £2,200 (15%)
VAT - £1,682 (12%)
1 single side colour print for 8oz - £942 (6%)
496 x 1 single side colour print for 12oz - £942 (6%)
Armadillo Sheffield 15 Square Foot Storage Unit - 44 Weeks - £563 (4%)
Armadillo Sheffield Insurance for storage - £442 (3%)
Armadillo Sheffield 15 Square Foot Storage Unit - First 8 Weeks - £55 (0%)
Artwork set up for 8oz - £40 (0%)
Other - £1,252 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

23%
496 x Circular&Co Circular Coffee Cups with Lids 12oz Single Sided Full Colour
£3,293
21%
496 x Circular&Co Circular Coffee Cups with Lids 8oz Single Sided Full Colour
£3,090
15%
Washing cups (10p a cup)
£2,200
12%
VAT
£1,682
6%
1 single side colour print for 8oz
£942
6%
496 x 1 single side colour print for 12oz
£942
4%
Armadillo Sheffield 15 Square Foot Storage Unit - 44 Weeks
£563
3%
Armadillo Sheffield Insurance for storage
£442
0%
Armadillo Sheffield 15 Square Foot Storage Unit - First 8 Weeks
£55
0%
Artwork set up for 8oz
£40
9%
Other Read More
£1,252
  • Spacehive fees
    £668
  • Transaction fees
    £347
  • VAT
    £134
  • Artwork set up for 12oz
    £40
  • Delivery for 12oz cups
    £32
  • Delivery for 8oz cups
    £32

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Storage costs
  • Washing costs

Total £14,503

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