A Waste Watchers Update
It's great to be able to welcome spectators back to matches in the stadium and the eagle-eyed amongst you may have already noticed a few small but significant changes in the stadium since you last came through the turnstiles!
Firstly, there are 23 new, state-of-the-art water bottle filling-points installed throughout the stadium. Staff, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to bring their own empty water bottles to matches from now on, to help reduce the amount of plastic rubbish that is generated on match day.
In 2019, the amount of rubbish produced in the stadium fell by over 10% and now that we are able to safely re-open the stadium gates, these water-bottle filling points will play an important part in helping further reduce the amount of waste we generate during our events.
Of course, there's still going to be rubbish on match days; sandwich wrappers, sweet packets, tea and coffee cups, soft drink bottles; and to ensure that as much of this rubbish as possible gets recycled or composted, we've got some brand-new bin signage; as Gaeilge agus as Béarla; for all our three-ring bins.
There's over 70 bins across all levels of the stadium, and each and every one of them has had a makeover, so a special míle buíochas to the stadium maintenance team for their support and hard work over the past few weeks to get everything ready for the stadium to re-open.
Did you know?
The Dublin footballers are not the only team with an impressive six-year record in Croke Park! Since 2014, all of Croke Park's waste has been diverted away from landfill to be recycled, composted or re-used as fuel. When you take that extra moment on match day to make sure you put your rubbish in the right bin, you are playing a big role in the Croke Park team keeping its own very impressive six-year recycling streak! Go raibh maith agat!