Liverpool club Meraki pledges to eliminate use of single-use plastics

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  • The club will now offer reusable cups and tinned water.
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  • Liverpool venue Meraki is pledging to drastically reduce its use of single-use plastics. The club has pledged to go "99 percent single-use plastic-free," offering reusable (and recyclable) cups and also tinned water in place of bottled water. "Our venue lies a measly 240 metres from the nearest inlet to the River Mersey, a constant visual reminder of how close we are to the ecosystems we affect with our use of plastics," the club says. "We at Meraki perceive the environment as a very pressing issue, if not the most important issue of this century. The onus lies on us, you, and the person standing next to you, forget government agendas and other initiatives, you control what you buy and use, and we control what we supply." The club also notes that there are some aspects of business, like the wrapping on their toilet roll and soft drink shipments, that still use plastic, though they promise to pressure their suppliers to change this where possible. Earlier this month, over 1500 DJs signed a pledge to create an "eco-rider" that bans single-use plastics.