FC Schalke 04 receives heavy criticism – “We have to put a stop to this madness”

FC Schalke 04 receives heavy criticism – “We have to put a stop to this madness”

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Everything at FC Schalke 04 is looking forward to the start of the Bundesliga after being promoted again. But shortly before there is clear criticism of the S04!

This comes from the German environmental aid, which looked at the sustainability of the Bundesliga clubs. Of the 18 teams, only the harvests FC Schalke 04 Criticism.

FC Schalke 04 receives heavy criticism

The reason for this are the disposable plastic cups, the use of which in football stadiums is always viewed critically. 17 of the 18 clubs have now switched to a reusable system, according to a survey conducted by the German Environmental Aid (DUH) among all Bundesliga clubs.

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Although FC Augsburg and FSV Mainz are starting the season with leftovers from disposable cups, they have already decided to switch to reusable cups quickly this season. Federal Managing Director Barbara Metz is quoted in a DUH press release.

FC Schalke 04 are the only team to be dubbed “singers of single-use plastic” and have also received clear criticism from the DUH.

Clear demand of the German environmental aid to Schalke

“Only Schalke 04, as one of the most prominent Bundesliga clubs, does not take their responsibility for environmental protection seriously and continues to produce mountains of plastic waste. For the current season, we are expecting a flood of garbage of more than one million disposable plastic cups in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen,” the statement continues.

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At the same time there is also a clear demand from Metz to the Royal Blues. “Those responsible for the traditional club must put a stop to this plastic madness and immediately switch to environmentally friendly reusable cups.”


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Just five years ago, ten clubs in the upper house were using disposable cups, causing 8.5 million plastic cup waste a year. It remains to be seen whether FC Schalke 04 will follow suit like the other 17 teams.

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Source: Derwesten

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