Recup and Cupler systems
Since 2009, the Greenzone Environmental Association has been introducing and promoting the Újrapohár/Recup system to festivals, corporate events and clubs. For example, they presented the Recup washing service, which uses mobile industrial dishwashers, to a festival that welcomes over 50,000 people.
Thanks to Greenzone’s involvement, the national reusable cup production has also increased. The NGO started out with grant-supported Recups, which they produced themselves. Later they supported the expansion of a Hungarian enterprise that specialises in producing Recups.
From 2010 to 2014, the NGO also ran a Recup rental service which they intended to revive before the pandemic situation.
In the last ten years, at least 1,000 events gave preference to Recups over single-use cups, which has led to tons of avoided waste. As Recups are mainly used to serve cold drinks, Greenzone recently started to also support the Cupler system, a closed coffee cup system founded in 2019.