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#PlayACleanGame launched to tackle single-use plastic waste

We're excited to be supporting #PlayACleanGame, a brand new six-month pilot aimed at tackling single-use plastic waste in football.

The project has been launched by Green Tangerine in partnership with Giffnock Soccer Centre, Morton in the Community, Pollok United and Thorn Athletic.

Green Tangerine, a community interest company with a special focus on the environment and climate challenges, funded by The National Lottery and supported by the Scottish Football Association, is running the pilot with the aim to reduce single-use plastic consumption and waste in football.

As part of the study, every player at the clubs will receive a club branded reusable bottle which they will use at training and matches. Each club will be completing a brief survey to record how many plastic bottles, cans and reusable bottles are being used by players.

Coaches will be trained by #TeamKSB about the impact of single-use plastic and our waste, and more broadly about our impact on the environment and climate change and we'll be sharing their learnings with players throughout the six months. Families are being asked to complete a short two-minute survey in support of the study.

Heather Ashworth, our Development Officer, said: "We are delighted to be supporting #PlayACleanGame and are very much looking forward to playing our part by delivering webinars to coaches to help them understand the climate emergency and plastic pollution problem as well exploring positive action that can be taken. We will be supplying monthly climate themed activity sheets to support training sessions throughout the pilot and look forward to inspiring players and coaches to take positive action for our environment."

Vicky Cookson, Project Lead at Green Tangerine, added: "We are extremely grateful to partner with Keep Scotland Beautiful and the clubs to launch what is an important study. We couldn’t have done this without funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the support of the Scottish FA."

Visit Play A Clean Game to learn more about the pilot.

19 January 2024

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