Red, White.....and Green!

The Seasiders have introduced a number of green initiatives aimed at reducing the clubs impact on the environment.

With more awareness than ever around the positive steps we all need to take regarding the future of our planet, The Seasiders have added to their green credentials further by introducing a culture of saving energy, reducing waste, phasing out single-use plastics and ensuring as much of the waste we do generate is recycled properly.

The clubhouse at the Goldstar Ground was built 3 years ago to the highest of environmental standards and features, amongst other things, motion censored lighting in over 90% of the complex enabling power to be saved when the rooms are not in use, and an air source heat pump which takes heat from the outside air to provide the heating and air conditioning throughout the clubhouse.

Over recent months the club has also phased out plastic straws and cutlery, plastic-lined coffee cups and lids, and replaced them with either paper, compostable or recyclable alternatives. Trials are also underway to replace other food packaging with paper or compostable products.

The club also sells its own branded travel mugs and offers a discount to customers when using them for refills at the snack bar and club shop.

With glassware being banned from outside areas on matchdays, single-use plastic pint glasses have also been replaced with reusable polycarbonate glasses, reducing the number of single-use plastic glasses by approx 15,000 per season! 

Chris Daynes, Chief Operating Officer at the football club said, "I believe we all have a responsibility to do our bit for the environment and with hundreds of people visiting the club each week for matches and other events, we do create a lot of waste so we are doing everything we can to reduce this impact. We're proud that we already recycle approximately 70% of the waste produced on site, and by reducing the amount of waste we generate by replacing items with eco-friendly alternatives, and increasing recycling points around the ground we hope to increase this figure even further."