Sky Ocean Rescue and the Laine Pub Company have joined together to encourage visitors to Brighton Spiegeltent at the Brighton Fringe Festival to reduce their single-use plastic usage.

Sky Ocean Rescue will be delivering over 40,000 reusable cups for the Laine Pub Company to use in the four bars they’ll be operating at Brighton Spiegeltent during England’s largest open access arts festival which starts today and ends Monday 2nd June. 

Visitors to Brighton Spiegeltent will be able to reuse the cups or return to the bars for them to use again through a deposit scheme.  After the festival the cups will be transferred to Laine Pub Company’s seafront premises - The Tempest and Fortune of War - as the next step towards a solution for removing single use plastics from Brighton’s beaches. 

We’ve long admired the work of Sky Ocean Rescue and their aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting ocean health and the steps they have taken to eliminate all single-used plastics from their business by 2020. It’s a subject that’s close to our hearts, especially given the fact that we are a Brighton-based business and every day we see the effect that single use plastics has on our sea.

Gavin George, Chief Executive Officer of the Laine Pub Company

Gavin George also believes that the partnership with Sky Ocean Rescue in keeps with both the festival's and Laine Pub Company's environmental policies. They were one of the first companies to ban plastic straws and have actually been organising beach clean-ups in Briton for years.

“The partnership with Laine Pub Company is another great opportunity for us to highlight the need for people to reduce their usage of single-use plastic and help save our oceans. 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year and that’s largely made up of items such as single-use drinks cups. Finding ways to replace these with reusable options for festivals such as this one will make a huge difference.” Fiona Ball, Sky Group Head of Inspirational Business