Who emits most carbon out of all Premier League teams? – The Premier League season gets under way in less than a month however what effect does the top-level of English football leave on the environment?
SlotsUp has collected the data of the distances travelled by last season’s 20 teams & calculated what it believes to be the carbon emissions this has made in the last 5 years.
Though not unexpected, Manchester United came out on top, having created over 442 million grams of carbon emissions coming from 94,460 miles of travel.
The analysis says that in the last year by itself, Manchester United caused over 91 million grams of carbon emissions which is the same as 10, 421 gallons of petrol.
Consistent European competition throughout the past 5 years has witnessed the team travel considerably for matches. Arsenal came in second in the list; travelling 87,421 miles, resulting to over 395 million grams of carbon emissions. The study insists that in the course of the 2016/2017 season Arsenal played 30 overseas games by itself.
Manchester City, Liverpool & Tottenham Hotspur are included in the last top 5, giving off between 331 million & 273 million grams of carbon dioxide within the last five years.
The least emitting Premier League team coming out of last season was West Bromwich Albion. In the last 5 years, the Throstles only travelled 24,702 miles, culminating in 39 million grams of carbon emissions. The West Midlands-located team has not been taking part in European competition, because of relegation to the Championship in 2018.
Who emits most carbon out of all Premier League teams?