Villarreal goes green with renewable glasses

Spanish LaLiga football club Villarreal has detailed plans to introduce renewable glasses at its Estadio de la Cerámica home ground.

Fans will be required to pay €1 for the glasses, but they can be returned and supporters will be refunded.

The club said that it is committed to sustainability at matches alongside its partners, San Miguel and Coca-Cola. Starting with Sunday’s home game against Levante, the renewable cups will be available for fans to purchase.

The glasses will be made of homopolymer polypropylene and Villarreal said it hopes the initiative will significantly reduce the amount of waste at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The club said that it expects to reduce the amount of plastic wasted by around one and a half tons throughout the season.

Last month, Villarreal claimed victory in a court case brought against the club over the renaming of its stadium, which had previously been known as El Madrigal. The venue became known as Estadio de la Cerámica in January 2017 but a businessman launched legal proceedings against the club after claiming he had registered this brand at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office in 2015. A commercial court in Valencia last month threw out the case.

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