Trees, bans and new technology: what Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs are doing about climate change

Football must do more to fight climate change, according to a leading member of Extinction Rebellion, but what are the Premier League and London’s top clubs doing to help combat the crisis?

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When the Emirates Stadium was opened in July 2006 Arsenal boasted of its recycling facilities, including a glass scheme and a cardboard baler. The club recycles around 10 tonnes of cardboard and plastic a month and were the first to install waterless urinals at their ground.

There is also a building management system at the Emirates that ensures rooms not in use are not being heated or cooled.

For supporters there are recycling facilities across the stadium concourses and they have also installed motion-sensored LED lights.


In efforts to reduce single-use plastic, since…