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Club teams up with charity working to make Merton more sustainable

Sustainable Merton will work with AFC Wimbledon on developing sustainability objectives

28 January 2019

The Club is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Merton.

As a local charity working to clean up Merton’s air, tackle food poverty, and reduce our consumption of energy and resources across the borough, AFC Wimbledon are proud to team-up with Sustainable Merton.

With construction of the new stadium soon to get underway, this is a key moment for the Club to take a lead on environmental and sustainability issues within its community, working with the charity on projects such as reducing single-use plastics across the London Borough of Merton.

But activities to improve the sustainability of the Club will not wait until we move to Merton, we are already planning initiatives to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic and increase recycling, amongst other ways to improve the environmental sustainability of the Club whilst still based at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. One of the first initiatives already underway is the switching to biodegradable bags from standard plastic bags, which you will soon see being used in the club shop.

Diana Sterck, Chief Executive of Sustainable Merton, said: "We are delighted to be working with Wimbledon AFC on their environmental and sustainability plans for the new stadium. We are very keen to work with any organisation that deals with a large number of visitors in order to reduce the waste from single use plastics and the blight that these plastics can cause in the environment"

Sustainable Merton will work with the club to help develop an environmental policy as well as developing sustainability objectives for the club. If you’re interested in being part of a working group to support this initiative and to be part of this process, please contact Dons Trust Board member  colin.dipple@thedonstrust.org.

And if you have any ideas or suggestions for how the Club could be more sustainable please get in touch by e-mailing info@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk  .

We’d love to hear your thoughts!


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