Stack Cups

Here at the OVO Hydro we are eliminating single use plastic at live events with the introduction of Stack Cups; reusable cups that can be stacked, allowing you to carry multiple cups in each hand, meaning far less chance of spillage!

The introduction of Stack Cup will replace and remove single use plastic cups with a reusable and sustainable alternative. All you, the customer has to do is return your cup to a redemption point at the end of the show to receive a £1 refund or place in bins provided to help support environmental and charitable initiatives. Cups are washed off site for use at the next event, with the potential for each cup during its lifespan, to be washed up to 300 times.

Please note that refunds can take 3-5 working days.

Thank you for helping us on our journey to eliminate single use plastic.

Just by using Stack Cups, you have helped to make a big impact:

Tonnes of carbon saved
(equivalent to driving around the planet in an average gas powered car 6 times)
Donated to Nordoff Robbins
Stack Cups returned
Stack Cups taken home

Together, this is what we have achieved so far, so please keep returning your cups to make an even bigger impact. Please don't take your cups home.

On behalf of all of us at Nordoff Robbins, we thank the OVO Hydro visitors for this incredibly generous donation which will help more people, through the power of music, to connect and communicate through music therapy.


Sandra Schembri, CEO, Nordoff Robbins

Stack Cups were introduced for the first time at Planet Earth II, on Sunday 27 March 2022, at the OVO Hydro. They are in use for seating areas throughout the venue. The cups were then used for the first time in the SEC Armadillo on Thursday 31 March 2022, at RuPaul’s Drag Race. Standing area trials have taken place over the past months and Stack Cups will now be used for all events going forward, with a few exceptions. Where there is an exception, a compostable solution will be used in the standing area.

The Stack Cup initiative will result in the Scottish Event Campus saving 2 MILLION plastic cups per year and reducing our carbon footprint by 1,500 TONNES in the next 10 years. A key part of our journey towards net zero by 2030.

We can’t wait to welcome YOU, the best fans in the world to our venue and take you on our sustainability journey with us.

Is the product fully recyclable?

Yes, 100%. It will reduce the number of disposable cups we use by more than 2 million every year.

What are STACK-CUP™s made of?

Polypropylene (PP).

Can it be used for hot and cold drinks?

Yes, it is CE approved for both hot and cold beverages.

How many cups can be stacked?

Due to the globally patented stackable handle, many! But we recommend no more than 4.

How much will a STACK-CUP™ cost?

£1 that is refundable at the end of the event from selected refund stations.

Where do I dispose of my cup?

Customers can return their cups to the bar or use a dedicated Stack-Cup collection bin located on the concourse. Do not use the general waste as these cups are for washing and reuse.

How many times can the cups be used?

STACK-CUP™s can be used, washed and reused up to 300 times on average.

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