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Pass on plastic

1 Jun 2018
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Premier League clubs back the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign to help reduce fans' consumption of single-use plastic.

The Sky Ocean Rescue campaign continues to inspire Premier League fans to think about ways in which they can 'Pass on Plastic', raising awareness of the negative impact single-use plastic has on the environment.

Season 2018/19 saw the launch of a reusable cup trial run by Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham and West Ham United on behalf of all 20 clubs.

Manchester City and other clubs also ran their own initiatives to reduce single-use plastic. The trial asked fans to reuse cups in stadia, encouraging them to place them in appropriate bins so they can be cleaned and reused at the following home match.

Eden Hazard and Callum Hudson-Odoi helped the initiative, featuring in the #PassOnPlastic Reusable Cup Challenge to raise awareness of the issue.

Chelsea's Pass on Plastic programme

"Nobody gets the attention of the public like our players, so it's extremely helpful to be able to use their profiles for these positive messages," said Navjeet Daine, Chelsea's concessions operations manager.

"We have been delighted with how the trial went and it was a huge success, so we will be introducing reusable plastic cups permanently at Stamford Bridge from the beginning of 2019/20.

"The cup trial is just one of a series of positive changes we have made on a matchday at our food and drink outlets. We have now introduced paper straws and wooden cutlery, replacing the plastic alternatives, and provide sauce bottles rather than plastic sachets at our condiment stations.

"As a club, we are working on all areas of sustainability and carbon reduction at both the stadium and our Cobham training ground."

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