New reusable cups & food containers activation at Forest Green Rovers FC – the ‘greenest football club in the world’

New reusable cups & food containers activation at Forest Green Rovers FC – the ‘greenest football club in the world’

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We’re delighted and proud that the ONE Planet ONE Chance Reusable Cup system has been chosen as the reusable cups system of choice by champions-of-sustainability Forest Green Rovers FC.

Sustainability is central to everything they do at Forest Green Rovers. From solar panels and electric vehicle charging points at the stadium, to their vegan menu, they are pioneers in proving that sports clubs can lead the fight against climate change. In 2017, FIFA described Forest Green Rovers as ‘the greenest football club in the world’. Indeed, they are the first and only vegan football club, and also the first to be certified as carbon-neutral by the United Nations

Some of their initiatives include;
Green energy – The entire club is powered by 100% green energy from Ecotricity, some of which they generate themselves with the solar panels on their stadium roof, and the solar tracker at the ground entrance.

Organic pitch – The grass they play on is sustainable, free from pesticides and weed killers.

Electric ‘mow-bot’ – They cut the grass with a GPS-directed, solar-powered lawnmower.

Rainwater capture – They collect rainwater that lands on the stadium, and use it to irrigate the pitch rather than using mains water.

EV charge points – They recommend sustainable travel to all games and provide electric car charge points at the stadium.

Vegan menu – On match days, they serve their award-winning Q Pies, delicious plant-based burgers, spicy pasties, vegan fajitas and plenty more, all made using locally sourced ingredients.

The next step on the sustainability journey at Forest Green Rovers is to build Eco Park, which will be the greenest football stadium in the world. It will be made entirely from wood, and will have a capacity of 5,000 with parkland containing 500 trees and 1.8 km of hedgerows planted all around it. This will be the world’s greenest football stadium.

The adoption of the ONE Planet ONE Chance Reusable Cup System along with our reusable food containers, therefore, is the natural extension to the other green initiatives taking place at the club, and helping the club to drive forward with their ever-more innovative solutions when it comes to their eco journey.

Welcome on-board guys, and we wish you all the very best of luck for your league one campaign this season, and beyond.

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