Sky and the Premier League announce partnership to fight single-use plastics

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TV company Sky and the Premier League have launched a new partnership to encourage clubs and fans to stop their use of single-use plastics. 

The Premier League has joined the Sky Ocean Rescue Campaign to raise awareness of the harm single-use plastics has on the environment and has said it will also work to remove this plastic from its own operations and supply chains in the next two years.  

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Tottenham are one of the first football clubs to pledge to the initiative by eliminating the plastic from their new 61,000-seater stadium, including phasing out plastic straws, stirrers and cutlery. 

Its retail outlets will stop the sale of 5p plastic bags.  

Support and guidance on how clubs can stop the use of single-use plastics from stadia and operations will also be provided by the Premier League and Sky. 

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: “Football has a unique ability to reach billions across the world and I’m delighted that the Premier League and its clubs are getting involved to further build on our Ocean Rescue campaign. 

“Today we’re calling on football fans to make a simple change and join us to help stop our oceans drowning in plastic.” 

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