Glasgow Warriors, the Pro 14 rugby club, has set the ambitious goal of transforming its Scotstoun home into a fully recyclable and compostable stadium on match days.
During this evening’s league match against Cardiff Blues (23 November), the majority of packaging for spectator catering will be fully recyclable or compostable.
A network of colour-coded bins for recyclable, compostable and general waste will also be introduced during the fixture to help fans contribute to the venue’s sustainability goals. Information for supporters will be provided via match day ezines across the club’s social media platforms and in the stadium on match days.
Nathan Bombrys, managing director of Glasgow Warriors, said the project was “an exciting step forward” as the club “moves 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,” he added.
The initiative builds on sustainability work that commenced at the start of the Pro 14 season, when the venue started to serve all drinks in compostable cups or pint tumblers. More than 560 kilograms of waste collected during matches against Munster, Dragons, Zebre and Saracens was diverted from landfill, equating to 50,400 pint cups.
Sustainability-focused operations at the Scotstoun form part of Glasgow Warriors’ Always a Warrior campaign, which attempts to filter “club values” into the wider local community.