Sky Ocean Rescue, the Premier League, and its clubs are working together to inspire football fans to #PassOnPlastic. Clubs are already working hard in this area; looking at ways to reduce plastic within their stadiums as well as encouraging fans and local communities to get involved and make small changes that can make a big difference.
To encourage behaviour change during matches, we are trialling the use of reusable cups within stadiums. This is to replace the existing single-use plastic cups currently in use. We're kicking off the trial at Arsenal’s game against Manchester United this Sunday with the match being dedicated to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.
Arsenal FC is working with the Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue to raise awareness of the environmental problems caused by plastic usage and to inspire their fans – locally and globally – to reduce their use of single-use plastics.
The trial will be replicated throughout the season at three other Premier League clubs; West Ham, Chelsea and Fulham and is on behalf of all twenty Premier League clubs as they consider ways to further reduce plastic usage at stadiums.
The cups supplied can be reused up to 200 times and after fans have finished their drink, they will be taken to a specialist cleaning facility off-site where they get thoroughly cleaned and returned to the ground ready for the following match.
As well as inspiring clubs and football fans to change their plastic habits, Sky Ocean Rescue also support Premier League's Primary stars programme which helps educate and inspire students to help save our oceans. Currently, schools that share their pledges will be entered into a competition with the chance to win a day trip to Sky Academy Studios. To enter your school pledge, visit the Primary Stars website.