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August Hall, originally built in the 1890s, is now a multidisciplinary event space with a 951-person capacity music hall, cocktail room, full kitchen, and three lanes of bowling.

August Hall replaced their 9 ounce, 12 ounce, and 20 ounce compostable plastic cups with reusable TURN cups.

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Taking into account the expense of TURN cups (an estimated annual cost of $13,000) and not having to purchase single-use disposable cups, August Hall expects to achieve an annual net cost savings of $29,700, while reducing the annual use of 232,000 single-use plastic cups and 5,000 pounds of plastic trash. Additionally, these savings will be augmented by reductions in refuse hauling fees.

Read more in San Francisco Music Venues Raise the Bar for Sustainability: Case study on a reusable cup pilot at three San Francisco venues.

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420 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

The Bottom Line


Gallons of water saved between June and September


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Anuual Cost Savings

We are thrilled with our partnership with TURN systems. Not only has the TURN system been easy to integrate, guests are sharing positive feedback and value the concept.

Joe Poz, Beverage Director
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