Scottish Pro14 rugby union club Glasgow Warriors has moved to step up its sustainability efforts by increasing the amount of waste recycled at Scotstoun Stadium on match days.
Together with its catering partners, the club has vowed that, starting from tomorrow (Friday), the majority of packaging at the ground will be fully compostable and recyclable, with material to be clearly marked to show where it should be deposited. The Warriors hope to eventually transform Scotstoun into a fully compostable and recyclable stadium on match days.
A new network of colour-coded bins will be positioned around the stadium as the club seeks to step up its green credentials. The move marks the Warriors’ latest green initiative, with the club having served drinks at Scotstoun in compostable cups or pint tumblers since the start of the season.
From four games, the club has so far diverted more than 560kg – the equivalent of 50,400 pint cups – from landfill. The initiative also ties in with the club’s ‘Always A Warrior’ campaign, which emphasises the importance of embracing club values in the local community.
The club’s managing director, Nathan Bombrys, said: “This is an exciting step forward for the club as we look to move towards a more sustainable future.
“One of the cornerstones of our club is to be a positive influence in our local community, and we encourage all of our supporters to make use of this new initiative when they get behind our team at Scotstoun.”
Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s chief operating officer, added: “This is a great initiative from Glasgow Warriors and is part of our overall strategy across Scottish Rugby to give our supporters every opportunity to do their bit for the environment.
“Across the business we are committed to reducing single use plastics and at BT Murrayfield we introduced recyclable cups at our bars during Scotland’s Autumn Test matches, an initiative, with the help of our supporters, which we estimate could allow us to remove upwards of 350,000 single use plastics during the 2018-19 season.”
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