English Premier League side Arsenal FC has revealed that they recycled their 2021/2022 jerseys and handed them to Bore Lions FC, a Kenyan club.
The club which is based in the coastal region benefited from the action due to a project, which is one of its kind in the world, that Arsenal is conducting in Magarini.
"A brilliant video taken of our forest at the weekend. Look how big our trees are already! Even the Bore Lions kit is recycled from players' training kit last season!" the club stated.
According to Arsenal, they are engaging in tree planting in the locality to help fight climate change.
"We're planting 12,500 trees like these in Kenya, to make up for some of the resources used and the carbon released in printing the Arsenal Matchday Programme.
"As they grow, the trees will draw down carbon from the atmosphere, give homes to birds, bees and other animals and in time they'll provide one community of poor African subsistence farmers with a valuable timber cash crop - timber that'll make up for some of the hefty quantity of paper that goes into that programme you read every home game," read part of the statement from the club.
The North London-based side also announced that they have employed a number of locals to take care of the trees.
"These are some of the 60 women workers who'll be employed to pot up and grow the seedlings.
“They live in the remote community of Boré in Kenya's Coast Province - an area that is increasingly prone to extreme weather events like droughts and floods so need all the help they can get," the statement ended.
So far, more than 20,000 trees have been planted under the programme.