Carlow brewing company 'steeling' the show with pint cup to reduce plastics at festivals

Great idea by O'Hara's Brewery

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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The steel pint glass

A Carlow brewing company has created a steel pint cup to help combat the issue of waste when it comes to single-use plastic pint glasses at festivals.

The cup, which has been supplied by Carlow based O'Hara's Brewery, will be debuted at this weekend's Another Love Story festival, helping to offset the festival's environmental footprint by supplying reusable, recyclable and environmentally-friendly cups.

Seamus O’Hara, Founder and CEO of O'Hara's Brewery, commented on the importance of coming up with a sustainable solution to a continually worsening universal problem.

 "The sustainable ethos of Another Love Story is also an element of the festival that I am very attracted to. In our brewery in Carlow, we constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint and are an active Origin Green member," he said.

"We have supported a number of festivals over the years but the issue of plastic pint cups has been a bugbear of mine for some time and that's why we are delighted to introduce the O'Hara's Steel Pint Cup. 

"The cups will provide festival-goers with an alternative to single-use plastic cups so they can truly enjoy that festival feeling guilt-free," Mr O'Hara added.

The new steel pint cup costs €10 and includes a free first pint at the bar.

It is reusable, toxic free, 100% recyclable, odourless, hygienic and anti-bacterial and not destined for landfills.

Festival-goers can use it for the duration of the festival and beyond as the stainless steel cups have been designed for a long life.

Stainless steel is one of the most environmentally efficient raw materials available, is totally sustainable, and recycles forever.

Another Love Story runs from August 17-19 in Killyon Manor, County Meath.

Greenpeace has reported that an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year. 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced in the last 60 years, only 9% of which was recycled.