Eco efforts

    Sporting events can be quite wasteful, with a fair amount of single use items ending up in landfill.

We’re certainly not perfect, but we do try to minimise any negative impact. Here are some of the things we do.  If you want any more information or have any other ideas – please do get in contact on

  • Never provide or sell bottled water – clean tap water is available in all our feed stops.
  • Never use single use plastic cutlery. The few wooden forks we do have  are sustainably sourced, fully compostable and biodegradable.
  • We don’t give out or sell energy sachets.
  • Since 2019 we found a great reusable alternative to cable ties, bit the bullet and invested in rapstraps.  We’re really pleased with them – simple to use and durable.  Over 95% of them are still in operation.
  • In Hose village hall where there is a quick and efficient commercial dishwasher, we use china and real spoons.
  • To be COVID compliant, we did buy sustainably sourced and compostable single use wooden stirrers and sugar sachets. These will be phased out and replaced with big bags of sugar.
  • Where village halls lack crockery and quick, efficient dishwashing facilities we use 100% compostable* cups (NO lids), which don’t release any toxins.
  • We think carefully about goody bag items we offered pre-COVID, fully aware we don’t want to create more items for landfill. Many of the items were up-cycled, made by charitable organisations. All packaging was sustainable.
  • Biscuit wrappers are glassine paper/ pinewood cellulose and are 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
  • We up-cycle and reuse unclaimed medals and the ribbons.
  • We work with partner organisations that share a similar interest in doing our best to minimise any harmful impact on the environment.





*The materials in the cups break down or become part of, usable compost in a safe and timely manner. In theory they are certified fully compostable in the ‘appropriate facility’, but we have successfully tried this at home and they have all but disappeared in a matter of a month. Get that Paul Daniels!


Caffe Arancia

Central to our ethos behind our little blue van is that everything has been sourced ethically and responsibly sourced right down to the local milk which is bought from a dairy near Melton Mowbray. All cups and lids are fully recyclable.

Grity Sustainable Sports Apparel

We have a simple principle – we do everything in the most sustainable way possible down to the details.

Our kit is made from recycled fabrics in a factory that uses 100% renewable energy sources.  Most of the fabric is made from mechanically recycled polyester that is, literally, made from recycled plastic bottles.

Any queries? Contact Britta on