The Club continuously reviews its operational processes to ensure landfill waste is avoided whenever possible. On matchdays, cardboard waste is baled onsite and glass is segregated before both are collected for recycling.
For matchday catering, biodegradable cutlery is used in place of plastic. Paper drinking straws, recyclable food containers and drinking cups are utilised. Draught beer is also served in reusable cups.
Working with our seat supplier, we have recycled 6500 plastic seats along with 6500 plastic seat backs – all replaced in the Lower Anfield Road Stand section during the period of lockdown.
And don’t forget, our Nike kit is made from plastic bottles.
Partnering with iugis – Liverpool FC’s Official Food Waste Management Partner – organic food digester machines have been installed within Anfield stadium. Additional food waste is processed using Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology which converts waste food matter into bio-methane. This, in turn, is used for green energy supply and transmission to the National Grid.
At our AXA Training Centre, waste is divided into three key disposal streams – general waste, recycling and food. All of these are diverted from landfill. A food macerator is used within the main production kitchen to assist in the control and minimisation of all waste food.
At Anfield, waterless urinals have been installed. At the Academy and AXA Training Ground complex the installation of an additional water bore hole unit that provides natural rainwater for irrigating pitches across the entire training ground site.
Two closed-loop waste-to-water wash systems and oil water separators are used by the grounds maintenance teams to prevent possible contaminations leaking into local drain or water courses.
The Club is also involved in Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign with the Premier League and Sky.