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Manchester City is Developing Edible Coffee Cups

English football giant, Manchester City is making efforts to offset carbon emissions by trialing edible cups made of wafers to get rid of the plastic ones.

Several football clubs, as well as FIFA, aim to have a more sustainable sport. They promise a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup in 2022.

The FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar in 2022, and construction, travel to the event, and accommodation, is expected to produce 3.6 million tonnes of CO2.

According to Weforum, there are a number of measures planned to offset emissions, such as building a stadium using recycled shipping containers.

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In England’s Premier League, Manchester City Football Club is trialing a sustainable coffee cup that you can eat. The edible cups, from Scottish company BioBite, are made from wafer that is said to stay leak-proof for up to 12 hours once filled with hot drinks. If successful, they could provide a solution to a sizeable problem: an estimated 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are used in the UK every year – the majority of which are not recycled.

The sport is aiming to adopt many eco-friendly changes overall, not only in the World Cup.

Forest Green, another football club based in Gloucestershire, England, is developing a sustainable soccer kit. Their sustainable shirts will be made from three cups of used beans and five plastic bottles.

They are the first club to be certified carbon neutral, which shows that even sports can do their part in offsetting emissions and helping climate change.


Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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