Parc y Scarlets to reduce plastic waste with new Eco-Cups

Rob Lloyd News

Parc y Scarlets has taken further steps to reduce plastic waste by introducing Eco-Cups to all its bars and kiosks.

The initiative is part of the Scarlets’ environmental commitment, with the new reusable cups being introduced at Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 opener against Connacht.

When supporters order their drink, they will pay an extra £1 as a refundable deposit and receive their drink in the new Scarlets branded Eco-Cup.

To refill, fans order another drink and their cup will be replaced with a clean one for free.

There will be a cup collection station inside the Juno Moneta Arena where the £1 deposit will be refunded or supporters can take their cup home as a souvenir.

“This is an important environmental issue and the Scarlets are fully committed to the reduction of plastic waste,” said venue general manager Carrie Gillam.

“We are proud to be the first stadium in Wales to have taken these positive steps to completely remove single-use plastic cups and delighted to be in partnership with our suppliers Green Goblet.

“It is something that has been introduced in a number of football and rugby stadiums in England and having spoken to our supporters group Crys16, they are fully behind the initiative.”