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Adelaide Oval steps up packaging efforts

January 18 2024

The Adelaide Oval cricket stadium is attempting to slash the use of plastic cups by making cans a permanent offering in the venue’s food and beverage line-up.

Adelaide Oval steps up packaging efforts

Following a successful 12-month trial that avoided more than one million plastic cups being used, the sale of cans at Adelaide Oval was confirmed by South Australia’s Consumer and Business Services as part of the stadium’s full liquor license. 

Almost 40% of all beverages sold at the venue will be delivered in cans at the ground, which has a capacity of 53,500.

“With more than a million patrons coming through the gates every year, we have both the responsibility and the ability to make a real difference through our approach to sustainability,” said Nick Addison, Chief Executive of Adelaide Oval. 

“With more than a million patrons coming through the gates every year, we have both the responsibility and the ability to make a real difference through our approach to sustainability." Nick Addison, Chief Executive of Adelaide Oval

“We are delighted with the way fans responded to the trial of cans. They like the convenience, they love the choice and they know they’re also making a positive contribution in terms of their environmental impact.”

Fans attending this week’s Test match between Australia and the West Indies will also see new bins located around the stadium, with purple ‘bio cups’ bins joining red (landfill), yellow (recycling) and green (organics) bins.

Waste organics are collected and recycled by Jeffries Soil, while 10c recyclable containers are donated to the Scouts. Additionally, surplus food is donated to food rescue organisation Oz Harvest.

Adelaide Oval now diverts more than 90% of its waste away from landfill.

Image: William Bayreuther on Unsplash

 

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