Thursday 31st January 2008
When you enjoy a pint before the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham this weekend, don't feel guilty. The cup you will be drinking from is made from corn starch and is fully compostable and environmentally friendly.
Twickenham Experience - the official provider of corporate hospitality and conference and banqueting at Twickenham Stadium - is introducing the new recyclable glasses in the majority of their bars from this weekend. Twickenham is one of the first sporting stadiums to use such a product.
Speaking on the new 'green' initiative, Sharon Moy-Taylor, Retail Operations Manager at Twickenham Experience said, "The 82,000 strong crowd will work their way through thousands of pints this weekend, and given the amount of rubbish this produces, we are excited that from this weekend Twickenham Experience is doing a bit more to help the environment."
Other 'green' initiatives from Twickenham Experience include the use of free range meat in all pies sold at the stadium, including Square Pie and Pure Pie.
In addition to the traditional (and best selling) choice of burger and chips, Twickenham Experience offers a wide range of food and drink from Subway sandwiches to panini's to tuna steak. Moy-Taylor continues, "Burger and chips is still the most popular item on a match day with over 7,000 portions being sold. However, there is a wide variety of food items on sale around the stadium, through our relationship with Express Cafes. The Sea Cow in the west car park serves only line caught fish. Why not try king prawns with your pint of beer this weekend?"
Twickenham's biggest bar - the Scrum bar - is 44m long and has been newly refurbished in time for this Saturday's match against Wales. With a special quick serving system a pint of beer can be poured in just four seconds.
However, if the beer gets too much for you this weekend, the other good news is that the price of water at the stadium has been reduced in an attempt to encourage sensible drinking during the match day.
For more information about Twickenham Experience visit www.twickenhamexperience.com