Saturday’s clash with relegation-threatened Huddersfield is no longer just a three-points on the board scenario for West Ham, as the club have announced that we are joining Sky Ocean Rescue’s Pass on Plastic campaign.
The initiative will start on a trial basis at the weekend in conjunction with the Premier League, and will see all draught beer served at the London Stadium poured into reusable plastic cups.
Each cup can then be deposited into dedicated bins, or left for a member of the ‘Cup Collection Squad’ to clear away, so that they can be professionally cleaned before returning for later use.
Altogether, there will be 100 green cup collection pots dotted around the ground on Saturday, which breaks down to at least one per block.
All data collected from the trial will be gathered for assessment at the end of the season, when the parties involved will decide whether the initiative should continue into the following campaign.
When the official club Twitter account announced that we are the latest side to join Sky Ocean Rescue’s mission, here’s what the fanbase had to say…
Why not do what wasps have done charge an extra £1 on a pint if you return you cup you get £1 of your next pint etc…. It’s also a nice little earner for kids at the end of the game who walk around picking up plastic pints and return them all for £1
— Sean MacLeod ???? (@SeanAndrewMacl2) March 14, 2019
How about you start by reusing last year’s season ticket cards instead of issuing new ones?
— Dan Marks (@SirArthurIndeed) March 14, 2019
Ignoring the 20,000 plastic bags left on seats at the last home game?!
— James B (@WestHamJimbo) March 14, 2019
Well done media team you’ve finally done one thing right now explain the massive increase in season ticket prices
— West Ham Stats (@TheWestHamVault) March 14, 2019
How about a discount if we refill?
— Joe ⚒️ (@COYI_Joe) March 14, 2019
Great news but can you train the bar staff to fill them up a bit quicker at half time, cheers ????⚒
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) March 14, 2019
that’s great but why not make the season tickets reusable
— will⚒???? (@MagicalMichail) March 14, 2019
It’s not as if fans take them outside and dump them … they dispose of them in the recycling bins provided … so what happens next ?
— mikejoyce (@hammersmikey) March 14, 2019