Leicester signs partner to aid sustainability drive

Leicester City has teamed up with waste management company Bakers Waste as it seeks to step up sustainability efforts at its King Power Stadium.

Bakers Waste has been named as the official waste partner of the Premier League club. The company has worked with Leicester for the past ten years and has now pledged to support both the club and the league with their ‘Pass on Plastic’ campaign.

Bakers Waste will seek to assist in “challenging current practice” to improve recycling at the 32,000-seat King Power Stadium, as well as at Leicester’s training ground.

Bakers Waste has committed to supporting the ‘Pass on Plastic’ campaign and the company is also set to create an environmental plan through which it will work with Leicester to achieve the club’s ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

Leicester’s operations director, Kevin Barclay, said: “We are thrilled to announce Bakers Waste as our new official waste partner. It’s one of a number of steps the club is taking to improve its waste processes in order to help protect the environment. Leicester City Football Club is committed to recycling and reducing the amount of plastic it uses – aims which this partnership will only enhance.”

Bakers Waste managing director, Paul Baker, added: “To help reduce the environmental impact of such a large and high-profile venue is an exciting challenge and one Bakers Waste are keen to take up. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with the staff at LCFC over the past ten years and are looking forward to working closer together in the future.

“As a waste management company, we are keen to help educate the general public and encourage consideration of the environment. Working with such a high-profile partner is an ideal way for us to get our message across to a larger audience.”

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