Edgbaston Stadium, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, have the ambition to operate the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK and to be a leader and pioneer for sustainability in UK sport.
We are operating several sustainability projects and systems to support this ambition, helping our environment, reducing energy use and waste, eliminating single-use plastic and supporting our local community.
Our Edgbaston pledge and our green ‘e’ logo reinforces our pledge across everything we do:
Electricity sourced from renewable sources
Haven Power, the club’s official Energy partner, supplies Edgbaston with electricity that comes exclusively from renewable sources. They produce most of its electricity using compressed wood pellets, a form of sustainable biomass in line with its purpose of enabling a zero-carbon, lower-cost energy future.
Reduce energy use
The club has entered into an Energy efficiency partnership with Amber Energy, working in partnership to identify and deliver energy-saving projects to reduce Edgbaston’s carbon footprint and energy costs.
Eliminate single-use plastics
Since 2016, reusable ‘e’ cups have been used around the stadium rather than disposable plastic cups. Edgbaston plans to remove all other single-use plastics from both our matchday and non-matchday operations. To reduce the scale and impact of single-use plastic water bottles, the club has also installed 11 hydration water stations around the stadium concourse.
Increase recycling and minimise waste
We aim to recycle as much waste as possible. All non-recyclable waste is handled by Suez, our waste management partners, and gets sold on to make RDF. Zero waste goes to landfill. When there is unused edible food that meets all health and hygiene requirements, we offer food to the local community through a partnership with food redistribution charity, Let’s Feed Brum. Pads and pencils used for all-conference and events at Edgbaston are made from 100% recycled material.
Reduce our carbon footprint
We are proud of our home in the heart of the Midlands and therefore most of our food and drink we sell and provide is purchased from local suppliers. Our commitment to catering excellence also supports our aims in this area with over 90% of all food dishes made freshly in the Edgbaston kitchens.