5 Good Waste Management Habits of World Class Sport Venues

As hundreds of thousands of European football fans descend on France, snacks and empty cans in hand, we look at the waste management best practices of world class sporting venues
24 European football teams and their legions of supporters are preparing to head to France for the largest ever European Championships. Stadiums from Marseille to Lille are completing their preparations. TV companies may be focused on the flares and the face paints, but the tournament organisers are likely to be too busy dealing with the waste generated by hundreds of thousands of fans to notice.
It turns out that when it comes to huge sporting events, the England team’s midfield isn’t the only rubbish that needs to be safely removed from the stadiums.

It is often said that world class sports people can make difficult things look simple. However the same clearly applies to sports venues.
There’s something all of these venues have chosen to do, and that’s to keep things simple and effective. That can be as simple as having dedicated litter pickers, making recycling easy for supporters, or choosing waste management providers who will build simple solutions into the fabric of the stadium.
But don’t let that simplicity fool you & because by following waste management best practices, venues are now less wasteful than ever before.
Here’s hoping that England, Wales and Northern Ireland don’t waste their chances at Euro 2016!

Speed is key to waste management best practices, as shown by Silverstone race track’s rapid clean-up crew.
Recycling isn’t just crucial to Barcelona on the pitch, it’s also a key part of their waste management off the pitch.
Wembley might have been famous for rubbish football in the 90s, but there’s no rubbish on the concourse after the rebuild.

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