One Pack One Planet | Wolves donate kit made from recycled plastic
Wolves Foundation and Reconomy have joined forces to donate a brand-new girls’ football kit made from recycled plastic to a Wolverhampton primary school as part of Wolves’ One Pack, One Planet sustainability commitment.
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy ran a month-long in-school competition to collect single-use plastic bottles, amassing over 7,000 across seven participating classes.
The purpose of the project was to raise awareness amongst pupils at the school of the importance of recycling as well as a wider awareness of the environment and sustainability.
The bottles were collected in recycling bins provided by Telford-based waste and resource management business Reconomy – Wolves’ official sustainability partner and back-of-shirt sponsors for the Wolves’ women’s first team.
Once collected, the bottles were then recycled into 30 sports kits to be used by the school’s newly launched girls’ team. The class that collected the most plastic bottles received a guided tour of Molineux as a prize.
A separate competition within the school to create the design of the sports kit was won by Kornelia of Year 3, who was then given the opportunity to attend a recent game at Molineux as a mascot, walking out onto the pitch with the players before the match.
Will Clowes, head of Wolves Foundation, said: “It was great to link up with Reconomy and one of our partner schools for this sustainability project.
“As part of the club’s One Pack, One Planet pledge, we’re committed to educating and inspiring children to protect their environment. This competition certainly captured the pupils’ imagination!”
The kit was delivered to the school by Wolves’ women’s first-team captain, Anna Price, who posed for photos with members of the girls’ football team and answered their questions during a Q&A session.
A few days later the team took part in a school cup competition at Molineux, where they got to try out their new kit for the first time.
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