Introducing the ‘world’s greenest football club’ – and their new kit made from coffee beans

Forest Green Rovers (Gloucesterine, UK) have come up with another eco-friendly first by producing team shirts made of waste coffee grounds; The football club became carbon neutral in 2017 and have previously worn a bamboo kit. 

In a nutshel: 

  • An English soccer club are trialling a kit made from recycled coffee bean waste.
  • Forest Green Rovers are owned by ‘green energy’ entrepreneur Dale Vince who has put sustainability at the heart of the club’s ethos.
  • The club is fully powered by renewables, all match-day food is vegan, the pitch is organic and maintained by electric mowers and recycled water.
  • FIFA has recognised them as “world’s greenest football club”.

Already in a league of their own when it comes to sustainability in sport, innovative English soccer club Forest Green Rovers are trialling a kit made from coffee bean waste.

Rovers, owned by ‘green energy’ entrepreneur Dale Vince, road-tested the prototype in their League Two clash against against Colchester United.

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Credits: World Economic Forum