English Premier League football club Leicester City has entered into a partnership with waste management company Bakers Waste.
The deal names Bakers Waste as the Official Waste Partner of Leicester. The length of the agreement was not disclosed.
Bakers Waste has worked with the club for the past 10 years. Through the new partnership, the company will assist in challenging current practice to improve recycling at Leicester’s King Power Stadium, as well as the club’s training ground.
Leicester is already working with the Premier League on the ‘Pass on Plastic’ campaign, which encourages clubs to reduce single-use plastics. Bakers Waste will support the campaign and also create an environmental plan for Leicester as the club seeks to achieve the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.
Bakers Waste managing director Paul Baker said: “To help reduce the environmental impact of such a large and high-profile venue is an exciting challenge and one Bakers Waste are keen to take up. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with the staff at LCFC over the past ten years and are looking forward to working closer together in the future.
“As a waste management company, we are keen to help educate the general public and encourage consideration of the environment. Working with such a high-profile partner is an ideal way for us to get our message across to a larger audience.”