Environment Secretary Michael Gove Urges Football Teams To Offer Vegan Options

The Minister is backing The Daily Telegraph's call for all Premier League clubs to become greener by implementing a raft of sustainability measures
Michael Gove
Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is urging all Premier League football clubs to offer vegan food, as part of a slew of improvements to meet Government green targets.

The calls follow an investigation by The Daily Telegraph which revealed that top football clubs haven't implemented the necessary changes to meet the these targets.

Vegan and green

The Daily Telegraph is urging clubs to become greener by switching to a sustainable energy supplier, ditching single-use plastics, and installing electric car charging points at stadiums.

It also wants them to reduce the number of flights to away matches and use posters to spread awareness of green issues, as well as offer vegan food to fans in all areas of the stadium.

Improve the environment

"We all have a role to play in improving our environment," Gove told The Daily Telegraph. "The Premier League is already encouraging clubs to phase out single-use plastic from their stadiums, but I welcome this ambitious plan from The Daily Telegraph.

"With its global influence, the Premier League has an opportunity to inspire its fans and employees to not only tackle the scourge of plastic but the wider challenges facing our planet."

Not everyone is a fan of the plans: while discussing them on TalkSport radio this morning, one co-host blasted them as 'too PC' and 'Millennial'.

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