Sheffield City Trust Group
Utilita Arena Sheffield and it's owners Sheffield City Trust Group recognises that its operations have a direct impact on the environment.
This policy has been introduced to reduce the impact and wherever possible enhance the environment through our operations.
Under this policy Sheffield City Trust Group is committed to continually improve its environmental performance through the following methods:
• Continually improve energy efficiency across all venues;
• Wherever viable seek alternative forms of green energy for our venues;
• Reduce waste to the lowest practicable minimum & promote recycling;
• Actively encourage similar environmental standards from our suppliers and contractors;
• Reduce the use of raw materials wherever possible;
• Maintain or exceed compliance with all Energy & Environmental Legislation, Codes of Practice and Operating Agreements;
• Assess and minimise the negative impact of any historic, current and future operations;
• Encourage more environmentally sound transport solutions to staff and customers alike
Wherever possible single-use plastics are being replaced with more sustainable alternatives and we are currently introducing biodegradable paper straws & wooden cutlery.
The Arena food & packaging is recyclable, biodegradable and sourced locally.
Our Waste Management contractor, Viridor, recycles over 90% of the waste generated at the venue - this means that 90% of customer waste that is put into our bins is recycled and we are working with our contractor to further increase this. We also have a zero waste to landfill policy.
We no longer use harmful cleaning chemicals.
All venues are powered by 100% Certified Renewable Electricity only with 100% of our heating is produced from Biomass District Heating from the local power station.
In all aspects of our business we are looking at the impact our operation will have on our environment and at how environmental impact can be minimised.
As part of our step-by-step change to remove single-use plastics Utilita Arena Sheffield have introduced Stack-Cups, an environmentally friendly alternative.
STACK-CUP has come to Utilita Arena Sheffield. The clever (and globally patented) spiral handle that makes cumbersome tray unnecessary. If that wasn’t enough, the products are washable, durable, and reusable cups - perfect for eradicating single-use plastic at our events.
Due to its wonderfully simple design, there is next to no waste on spilt drinks either, allowing customers to enjoy each and every refreshing beverage.
Sheffield City Trust is continuing its mission to reduce environmental impact and through its partnership with STACK-CUP, the Arena will reduce the number of disposable cups by 700,000+ every year.
Reusable, clever cups will be used on most drinks’ purchases, to replace single use plastics where possible. Your cup will cost a £1 and can be exchanged each time you return for a drink. Your re-used cup will then be washed off-site and placed back into circulation for future events.
More than 60,000 reusable pint cups are in rotation to handle demand, enabling the arena to drastically reduce the amount of CO2 emissions by an estimated 266 Mg C (tonnes).
At the end of our events, customers can leave their reusable cups in the designated bins, ready to be washed and reused or taken home and brought back to the venue on your next visit. Please do not place your clever cup in general waste!
Customers can also take home their reusable clever cup to enjoy elsewhere and use again upon their return to our greener venue.
There are thirteen new and limited Stack-Cup designs to see, displaying all Utilita Arena Sheffield and City Hall have to offer customers; entertainment, sport, comedy, and fun.