Putney Reusable Cup Initiative Recognised Nationally

We are thrilled to announce that Positively Putney has been awarded ‘Runners Up’ at this year’s Town and City Management Industry Awards, for Best Environmental Contribution.

We were recognised at the Summer School held by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) for our Reusable Plastic Cup initiative to reduce the use of single use plastics. On Boat Race day, we were able to prevent approximately 50,000 single-use plastic cups ending up in the river or heading for landfill, and the scheme continues to prevent single use plastics ending up in the river or landfill to this day.

We are so grateful to everyone who got involved in the project and are pleased to see that this great initiative is being recognised.

Nicola Grant, Executive Director of Positively Putney Business Improvement District (BID), says: “We were able to team up with Putney’s pubs to drastically cut the use of plastics by serving drinks in reusable cups. I’m really proud of all the hard work put in to this amazing project and pleased to see it being recognised. Putney continues to be a great example of the community coming together to clean up the environment.”

More about the event…

The Summer School event focused on the #futureconsumer and the importance of understanding the next generation who will be using our town centres. This user has grown up with social media platforms and views apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube as their everyday life. These users can be better known as Millennials and Generation Z.

Discussions on the opportunities and challenges this presents town centres such as Putney were discussed, as well as how business improvement districts can adapt and meet changing behaviour for both consumers as well as our local businesses.

We had to share this brilliant video with you.

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