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February 22 2024 - News Release News Editorial

Also in the news: Ashton Gate, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, England Netball…

This week: Extreme E, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the UCI…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has brought in Kimberly-Clark Professional to offer sustainable solutions within the venue’s restrooms. Each facility will feature fully recyclable products through Kimberly-Clark’s The RightCycle Programme, where single-use PPE and wet wipes are transformed into new consumer goods.

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Ashton Gate has appointed Veolia as the Bristol stadium’s new recycling and waste contractor. The one-year deal will see the waste management company manage all collections for Ashton Gate, Robins High Performance Centre (training venue of English Championship club Bristol City) and Bristol Bears High Performance Centre (training ground of English Premiership rugby club Bristol Bears).

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Formula E has moved its global logistics and development hub to Valencia from England’s Donington Park circuit. The move is to utilise the proximity of a major port that will optimise freight routes, while also relying on ships powered by sustainable biofuel. 

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Extreme E has announced that EY, a provider of consulting, strategy, transactions and tax services, has extended its deal to remain the sustainability partner of the electric off-roading series. The collaboration initially began in 2020. 

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The Football Association and energy company E.ON have announced a new partnership that will support grassroots football clubs with new decarbonisation programmes, with the aim of reducing energy costs and helping the environment. 

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The FIA, motorsport’s global governing body, has renewed the Three Star Environmental Accreditation granted to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. In 2015, the circuit became the first Formula 1 track to obtain the Excellence level accreditation of the FIA Sustainability Programme.

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Human performance company Whoop has renewed its deal to continue as the title sponsor of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series for the next three seasons. Working with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) Sports, Whoop collected cutting-edge biometric data from athletes.

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England Netball has brought in Experience Kissimmee, the tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, as the official travel destination partner for the Netball Super League, England Netball and the Vitality Roses. The collaboration will also provide opportunities for clubs and schools from the UK to enjoy exclusive training camps in Florida, with the aim of increasing participation. 

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New Zealand Olympic medalist and tennis star Marcus Daniell has revealed that he will donate 50% of his winnings from his final year on tour to charities aimed at combating the climate crisis, alleviating extreme poverty and improving animal welfare. “It will have an indirect impact on participation by changing perceptions and raising awareness of what golf could look like for women and girls.”

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