Football leagues urged to phase out single-use plastics

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A House of Commons committee has written to the chairs of all football leagues across the UK to urge them to stop using single-use plastics. 

This call for action follows the Premier League’s decision to introduce measures to eliminate this material in its operations and supply chains over the next two years.  

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Environmental Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP has asked the chairs to “mobilise the power of sport” and asked if the leagues had considered introducing a bottle return scheme.  

She said: “There is a huge opportunity for sports organisations to reduce the use of throwaway plastic at matches and encourage fans to reduce, reuse and recycle. I want the UK’s football leagues to show leadership on this issue.” 

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