London FA teams up with Veolia UK

We are delighted to have teamed up with Veolia UK who have donated bibs and drawstring bags to support with some of our developmental activities.

Veolia UK, The Football Association (The FA) and Wembley Stadium teamed up to shoot for sustainability by creating a recycled plastic banner which unveiled the pitch ready for the 2022 FA Cup Final. 

With plastic produced from previous events at Wembley Stadium, Veolia collected and sorted 47,600 plastic bottles, to be recycled into PET plastic yarn. This recycled material was then spun into the 2022 FA Cup Final’s 105 metre long and 68 metre wide match day pitch cover, emblazoned with the two finalist teams’ logos.

As part of the Girls Cup Final, bibs and drawstring bags were utilized and will be donated to clubs for the remainder of the season.

London FA Head of Partnerships Aquila Burgess said: “We are delighted to be working with Veolia UK who has kindly helped to support with some of our developmental activities. We look forward to seeing this in practice and hope our clubs will benefit from this support”.

Veoila UK Account Manager Abi Ravichanthiran added: “Supporting the 2022 FA Cup Final was just the start of the recycling journey for these plastic bottles, and it has been exciting to put sustainability first once more with this project. We have utilised our expertise to create long lasting bibs and bags for footballers all over the country to enjoy and showcase what can be achieved when regenerating resources. This is just one of the innovations we are working on to proudly support The London FA, and we are excited to continue finding sustainable solutions to make our game greener."

To find out more information about how the drawstring bags and bibs were made, watch the videos below.

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