At Emirates Stadium fans helped to reduce the use of plastic, with the match dedicated to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.
As part of the partnership between Sky Ocean Rescue and the Premier League to raise awareness of the environmental problems caused by plastic usage and to inspire people to #passonplastic, Arsenal trialled an introduction of reusable plastic cups for all beverages purchased in the stadium.
This was the first of trials at Premier League grounds to help clubs consider ways to further reduce plastic usage at stadiums.
The #PassOnPlastic Reusable Cup Challenge ⚽️🥛💥 See what happened when @Arsenal's Lucas Torreira took on Nacho Monreal to become Reusable Cup Champion? 👀💙 Don't throw it, reuse it! ✨ pic.twitter.com/Y2ayszQg2F— Sky Ocean Rescue (@SkyOceanRescue) March 10, 2019
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 promote the cause.
Along with the Premier League and its Premier League Primary Stars programme clubs are working in their communities and local primary schools through practical and educational initiatives to inspire positive action and reduce single-use plastics.