To: All England Lawn Tennis Club

Ditch Plastic Bottles at Wimbledon

Ditch Plastic Bottles at Wimbledon

Stop supplying players and spectators with throwaway plastic bottles at Wimbledon.

Why is this important?

It is predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in our oceans than fish.

At the moment, the Wimbledon tournament is screened to hundreds of millions of viewers around the world - with images of tennis players and spectators, consuming and throwing bottle after bottle away. Discarded bottles are littered across the courts.

Even players are speaking out calling for a ban on single-use plastic bottles at Wimbledon. And British number one - Johanna Konta- wants the All England Lawn Tennis Club to take action. Lord’s Cricket Ground and Glastonbury festival have announced they are both banning plastic bottles at future events.The All England Tennis Club should follow suit.

Now is the time for them to take environmental responsibility by not supplying players and others with throwaway plastic bottles at Wimbledon.

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Reasons for signing

  • The moment I saw these top tennis players at Wimbledon drinking from a plastic bottle my first thought was “this is bad advertising and The All England Lawn Tennis Club should be a role model for alternative to plastic bottles”
  • Although Wimbledon may or my not be the best Lawn Tennis competition you have to remember to consider the bottom line (PROFIT)! The players receive eye watering amounts of cash and adulation, perhaps they if they are interested in the environment could join the campaign against plastic, by refusing to have liquid refreshments served in plastic bottles.
  • Plastic pollution is atrocious.

Updates

2018-07-28 13:07:58 +0100

Beth

Hand in of petition to all England club link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPf5HGzAxe4&feature=youtu.be

2018-07-13 15:41:04 +0100

100,000 signatures reached

2018-07-13 13:28:29 +0100

Petition is Scheduled to be handed in to the Wimbledon tennis authorities Today, Friday 13th between 3 and 5pm. At this moment nearly 100,000 of you have signed, sending a strong message that the tennis club’s environmental responsibility needs to improve and that single use plastic bottles need to become a thing of the past. For all who have signed a huge thank you, and for those who have not yet, please sign and keep the pressure up.

2018-07-08 09:15:29 +0100

Compass UK are the catering hospitality company for Wimbledon as well as other venues such as Silverstone and the Grand National. They are perpetuating the use of throwaway plastic bottles and need to step up to the mark and find a better way.

2018-07-07 23:12:32 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2018-07-07 11:59:40 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2018-07-07 11:12:26 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-07-06 15:23:52 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-06 11:53:32 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-06 11:46:13 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-07-15 11:17:25 +0100

Notice how Evert Wimbledon interview has a plastic single use Evian bottle prominently on show. They could find a way of providing the water in a re-usable utensil embossed with the Evian logo, keeping their sponsorship.

2017-07-14 21:40:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-13 09:47:18 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-13 08:41:20 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-13 07:56:11 +0100

10 signatures reached