Melbourne Cup

Cleaning Up The Melbourne Cup

The 155th running of the Melbourne Cup was, as usual, an exciting affair. For the first time in the history of the richest turf race in the world, the winning horse was ridden by a female jockey, with Michelle Payne taking the race on outsider Prince of Penzance.

Some of the stats are astounding and as the Melbourne Cup and its special baby the race that stops the nation increases in size and hype year-on-year, the numbers balloon further-and-further. More than 100,000 came through the turnstiles on Melbourne Cup day alone and around 350,000 are expected across the entire Carnival. Throughout the event, racegoers will get through around 100,000 bottles of champagne and 400,000 bottles of beer. Last year punters put away more than two tonnes of beef, a tonne of lamb, two tonnes of poultry and a tonne and a half of fish fillets. 10,000 rolls of toilet paper were used up as well.

Meanwhile, that’s kinda where organisations like Helpling come in handy. Helpling, an online cleaning services platform, has created an infographic all about the mammoth cleanup operation that takes place in the aftermath of the Melbourne Cup.

Helpling Melbourne Cup infographic


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