Arsenal have managed to collect their first piece of silverware this season after being crowned the GREENEST side in the Premier League.
The north London side are in the hunt for their first top-flight title since 2004, currently sitting joint-top of the table, second only to Manchester City on goal difference.
But it’s the club’s staff off the pitch, rather than on it, who have earned praise for initiatives carried out at their home stadium, The Emirates.
The Gunners have been bestowed with a Gold Award from the Mayor of London in the Business Energy Challenge 2015.
With the club committed to ensuring that The Emirates is a high-tech, modern arena that is not the drain on the community this award represents major validation for the club, who took major steps to improve their operations this season.
Central to that has been the replacement of the ground’s halogen floodlights with more efficient LED lighting, which has cut energy consumption by 30 per cent.
And since moving in to the stadium in 2006 Arsenal have recycled around 10 tonnes of cardboard and plastic every month, whilst each matchday sees a further 1.5 tonnes of glass salvaged.
Arsene Wenger’s side will be hoping they can recycle another three points this Saturday, when he attempts to guide his players to victory at West Brom.