Plymouth Argyle FC & ONE Planet ONE Chance Reusable Cup System

A partnership established in 2022/2023

The Story

At Plymouth Argyle Football Club, ONE Planet ONE Chance reusable cups are being used in all bars across Home Park, starting the 2022/23 season. This is part of The Pilgrim’s ongoing sustainability commitment, and eradicates single-use disposable plastic cups from the 17,000 capacity stadium.  

Operators of the ONE Planet ONE Chance Reusable Cup System – Event Cup Solutions – also plant a tree in the UK, for every 1,000 reusable cups returned. This is all part of their carbon-offsetting programme.  After all, this is the UK’s first – and only – carbon-neutral reusable cup scheme.

Importantly, as well as providing a better user experience and sustainable solution for fans, the reusable cup system also contributes towards Plymouth’s ‘Project 35’ – a highly worthwhile community engagement project, aiming to reduce poverty in Plymouth, through a comprehensive campaign of fundraising, awareness raising, social outreach, food donations, education, and charity support.  This is achieved by the club using a 5p deposit system, which fans can either redeem when they take their cup back to the bar, or which they can donate to Project 35, by placing their cup into one of the many designated reusable cup bins around the stadium.