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REUSABLE PINT CHEERS THE GREEN SEVENS IN 2019

The Hong Kong Sevens is more than just a celebration of rugby, it’s a party for a good cause with the Hong Kong Rugby Union doubling down on its Green Sevens efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the weekend’s revelry in 2019.

First instituted in 2014, the Green Sevens campaign has helped reduce waste generated at the popular event by nearly 70%.

With over 400,000 pints expected to be consumed over the weekend, the HKRU is this year targeting single-use plastics by introducing reusable pint cups.

Spectators are being asked to pay a HK$10 deposit for a reusable cup, which on leaving they may return and reclaim their $10, or drop into one of the charity cup collection bins and have the deposit donated to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the official charity of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. Together with the Hong Kong Rugby Union’s Community Foundation, Laureus will apply the funds raised in and around the Sevens for sports activities that effect positive change in the lives of young people around the world, including the hosting at this year’s event of a group of deaf rugby-playing youth from Vietnam and Laos.

For 2019, the HKRU has invested in 250,000 reusable pints, which are made from fully recycled plastic and have a lifespan of five years. These will be collected, washed and sanitised, and reused over the event weekend, and then serve other international competitions and even non-HKRU events year-round.

At recent editions of the Hong Kong Sevens, the public has responded well to a similar initiative, re-using plastic jugs, with spectators receiving a discount for refilling their jug.

With the introduction of reusable cups, HKRU calls on fans to Tackle Waste to Win!

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