Chelsea Football Club is joining forces with the Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue to trial an initiative designed to reduce plastic waste at Stamford Bridge.
Starting from Monday’s game against West Ham, we will be trialling the use of reusable cups for the majority of draught drinks purchased in the stadium for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The trial is part of a bigger initiative to reduce plastic waste, in conjunction with the Premier League and the Sky Ocean Rescue project, inspiring fans to #passonplastic and reduce usage in everyday life.
The trial is being replicated at other London clubs, including Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham, and now arrives at Stamford Bridge.
Last week, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eden Hazard took part in a special #PassOnPlastic Reusable Cup Challenge at Cobham to highlight the initiative. You can find out who won by watching the video below.
Fans attending Monday’s game against West Ham game will be encouraged to try the reusable cups before the game and at half-time, and then once finished with them, place them in any of the 54 designated drop-off points around the stadium concourses areas or return them to any bar. Please do not place the reusable cups into general waste bins.
Collection teams will then gather up the used cups, which will be washed and re-used another day, ultimately allowing the club to significantly reduce the disposal of single use plastic within the stadium.