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Deposits on plastic glasses

Berlin music venue http://www.columbiahalle.berlin/en/ and liked their deposits on plastic glasses. even managed to stay behind for extra 'quiet' drink until ready to return deposit tokens. Win-Win (less waste, longer patronage)

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How can this be improved?
Rebecca Ricketts - Challenge Initiator
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  • Hi Daniel. I'm guessing it was similar to my experience in Berlin at their Christmas Markets. Pay a deposit on a festive mug of Gluhwein, either keeping the mug or returning it for a refund. (I kept mine)! Based on your experience of Glasgow venues, do you think this is something the event industry could successfully adopt?

    How can this be improved?
    Graeme Brown
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  • Berlin seems to have this nailed. I have attended Hertha Belin games at the Olimpiastad. Here, they sell alcohol in litre steins - when you first buy a drink you pay a 2 euro deposit on a sturdy plastic glass. At the end of the game, you can return it for the two euros. However, many choose to donate these to the local homeless who are allowed into the ground with trolleys to collect the cups. They then trade these in for 2 euros, so is a way of helping the needy/homeless if you wish.