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Sports Guidance on Preventing Plastic Pollution : Catering

Sport is in the unique position of being able to influence millions of people worldwide. Sport has a huge fan base who can be influenced by what they see at the events they participate in, by the way athletes are perceived by the media and by how other fans behave. By leading the way in sustainability and setting a good example, sporting events can influence others to do the same at home, in their work place and at other events.

This guide has been produced by the Environment Agency’s Plastic and Sustainability team. It focuses on ways to reduce plastic in catering at sports events. It could also be useful for events’ caterers, more generally, who want to reduce their use of plastic and their impact on the planet.

*Global plastic pollution statistics, Garside, 2019


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