Football Leagues Told To Cut Down On Single-Use Plastics At Matches

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Fans at the Coventry City v Exeter City League Two play-off final at Wembley.

Football leagues across the UK have been told by a senior MP to cut the amount of single-use plastics used at stadiums.

Mary Creagh, the chair of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee, said deposit return schemes should be introduced at stadiums.

“There is a huge opportunity for sports organisations to reduce the use of throwaway plastic at matches and encourage fans to reduce, reuse, and recycle,” she said.

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Mary Creagh, the chair of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee.

The Labour MP has written to the chairs of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Football Leagues.

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