Reds go green with sustainability partnership

An Iugis food digester pitch-side at Anfield

Liverpool FC is taking action to further reduce its food waste and deliver on its sustainability goals via a new partnership with Iugis in Europe and Australia.

The Anfield club will use Australia-based Iugis’ innovative food waste solution, recycling food waste by breaking it down into water.

As part of its ‘Reds Go Green’ initiative to become more environmentally-friendly, the club has installed Iugis’ innovative organic food digester machines at its Anfield stadium.

These pioneering machines use microorganisms and oxygen to transform food waste into water on site, reducing the need for off-site transport and diverting it from landfill.

Over the past few years, the club’s ‘Reds Going Green’ initiative has had a significant effect on improving the club’s environmental impact and fostering greater sustainability.

Positive steps have already been made to reduce single-use plastic, along with the development of the LFC allotment in Marlborough Road, where food is grown to serve supporters on matchday.

Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer Liverpool FC, said: “We’re committed to becoming more environmentally friendly and have made positive strides towards becoming a truly sustainable club.

“This partnership with Iugis is another step towards meeting this goal and will help us better manage our food waste.”

Bill Papas, Iugis chief executive, said: “We’re excited to form this new partnership in the UK with Liverpool FC.

“Our goal is to have a dramatic impact on how food waste is managed and working with such a premier global partner in Europe and Australia, enables us to highlight the innovative technology that is available today to dramatically reduce businesses’ carbon footprints.”