Wonderfruit 2019 Introduces Wondercup as Means to a More Environmentally Friendly Festival
As an effort to promote sustainability and reduce waste, Wonderfruit Festival 2019 encourages guests to bring their own cup or buy a Wondercup
Major events, such as Wonderfruit Festival 2019, is held for a limited time only, yet the problem persists afterward—it generates tons of waste. Last year, Wonderfruit generates 33 tons of waste. Most of the waste is packaging—the compostable and biodegradable plates, cutlery and cups that we use to wine and dine from. Although these materials will eventually return to nature, it takes a quite long time and process. Thus, this year Wonderfruit takes one step forward to address the issue: by introducing refillable and reusable cup, and ditch the single-use cups. This approach makes sense, because the most popular item that ends up in the waste is single-use cups. This time, there is no single-use cups at Wonderfruit. Guests were encouraged to bring their own cups or buy a Wondercup at the venue.
Wonderfruit also keeps its commitment with the new motto: “No Cup, No Service”. Although this seems like too bold, the team behind Wonderfruit has put a lot of thought on this decision. That means, if you don’t have a reusable cup on hand, you won’t be able to order and refill your drink. For this year, Wonderfruit has manufactured Wondercup: a 16-ounce portable, stylish vessel, reusable and refillable, made from either stainless steel or rice husk and available in three options: dune, cacao and steel. Wondercup can be ordered online for 500 THB and then collected at the venue, or bought directly at the gate for 600 THB. Wonderers who owned Wondercup were eligible to get 10% discount off alcohol (excluding beer, bottles, and buckets) at all bars at Wonderfruit.
On the other hand, guests could bring their own cup, which is 16-ounce (pint) cup, made of either stainless steel, enamel, or recycled plastic—but not glass or ceramic. The cup must be made of sturdy material, which doesn’t flex when squeezed. For cups larger than 16 ounces (473ml), the vendors and bartenders adjusted the refills by adding a little room at the top.
No need to worry about cleanliness and sanitation—there were wash stations ready throughout The Fields, and guests could also refill with fresh water any time they need to hydrate along the way. Bringing a refillable cup is a small step to ensure a more environmentally friendly festival grounds and creating a cleaner surroundings. Solving the issue of waste starts from you: carry your cup everywhere you go, and together we can reduce tons of waste from Wonderfruit. Discover more highlights of the Wonderfruit 2019 by visiting www.wonderfruit.co.