8000 single-use plastic cups
Adrian Tot: “Every Thursday about 8000 single-use plastic cups are being thrown away on the Luxemburg Square, polluting our environment. The concept of circular economy is our main driver, where all reusable cups are kept in the loop for as long as possible, while recycling the ones that are damaged. Our concept brings the bar owners, breweries and customers together to develop a sustainable solution that is a win-win for all stakeholders. We hope the implementation inside Café Luxembourg will cause a snowball effect. Our wildest dream? To eventually make all the bars in Brussels free of single-use plastics!”
Axel Van Tuijn, manager of Café Luxembourg, is delighted: "We are very satisfied with the collaboration with ASBL Plastic Free and the support of AB Inbev, which allowed us to be the first to launch the reusable cups on Luxembourg Square. We hope that this will encourage the neighbouring bars to do the same. From now on, more than 1000 cups will be saved weekly in Café Luxembourg. "
Financial support of AB InBev
The cups were made with the financial support of the AB InBev Brewery. For them, this project fits within a broader sustainability strategy: "We are proud to support this initiative. On the one hand we limit the amount of plastic that is put into circulation, on the other hand we also reduce litter on the street. As a brewer we are dependent on nature. Beer is made from natural ingredients. Without a healthy eco-system, no beers. AB InBev is committed to smart agriculture, water management, circular packaging and climate measures, among other things.”
The cups will be used inside Café Luxembourg starting from February 14th at 6 pm. Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day sustainably with us!