Meis, an avowed environmentalist who often expresses pro-green messages via his Twitter account, told Sky Sports News that the size of the structure and the amount of plastic that goes into manufacturing seats presents an opportunity for Everton to have a positive impact with Bramley-Moore Dock.
"It occurred to me that a big part of our stadiums are seats that are plastic and surely there must be a way to rethink this," Meis said.
"It's something we had never really looked at before so right now we are looking at designing a prototype of a stadium seat with a significant amount of recovered seat plastic.
"The entire world is becoming more sensitive to the environment every day, thankfully, and stadiums are one of the last building types that are getting that consideration.
"Because they're so big, if you can make intelligent decisions about materials and how you source them, you can really make a big impact."
Sky reported that Sky Ocean Rescue ambassador, Emily Penn, visited Everton yesterday as part of her organisation's efforts to help Premier League clubs reduce their use of single-use plastics, partiuclarly with regard to disposable beverage cups.
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1 Posted 24/01/2020 at 03:54:19
2 Posted 24/01/2020 at 05:08:00
3 Posted 24/01/2020 at 06:12:34
4 Posted 24/01/2020 at 06:39:03
I've heard Kenwright is insisting on ivory seating in the Directors Box.
5 Posted 24/01/2020 at 08:06:19
Good on you, Everton FC!!
6 Posted 24/01/2020 at 08:19:23
7 Posted 24/01/2020 at 08:20:00
8 Posted 24/01/2020 at 08:49:34
9 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:20:48
The only sport long-term at Bramley Moore will be water polo!
10 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:21:22
11 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:31:00
12 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:32:06
13 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:36:02
14 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:37:52
I'm just glad we're not trying to emulate Forest (Greener Than) Green who have put forward planning for an all-wooden stadium. Looks like a fire risk waiting to happen to me!!!!
15 Posted 24/01/2020 at 10:38:25
16 Posted 24/01/2020 at 11:54:40
17 Posted 24/01/2020 at 12:08:23
You are getting as bad as your namesake and fellow TWebber Pat for bittin humourous sarcasm !!
Keep up the good work :)
18 Posted 24/01/2020 at 12:34:04
Ok, that settles any arguement then.
19 Posted 24/01/2020 at 12:37:23
20 Posted 24/01/2020 at 12:43:40
21 Posted 24/01/2020 at 13:02:11
22 Posted 24/01/2020 at 14:24:13
23 Posted 24/01/2020 at 15:15:48
24 Posted 24/01/2020 at 16:09:09
25 Posted 24/01/2020 at 17:07:23
I wouldn't be surprised if this question comes up in the planning dept and causes a big problem for the project.
Goodison was built in 1892 and so it has served the club for 128 years. Your average lifespan of a concrete structure is between 75-100 years, so it would be folly to build on the docks as the science suggests that the ground will be under water fairly soon.
I hereby take the moral high ground and look forward to the new stadium being built on a hill.
26 Posted 24/01/2020 at 17:17:12
27 Posted 24/01/2020 at 17:38:23
28 Posted 24/01/2020 at 17:39:06
I honestly thought they banned wooden stands after the Bradford City fire. I guess you can add all kinds of fire retardant chemicals to wood but that defeats the “greenâ€ motivation.
As for the sea levels, some time back, Meis claimed it would be “global warming proof.â€ Not sure if that entails a Berlin Wall like barrier or just a supply of buckets and sandbags.
29 Posted 24/01/2020 at 17:48:44
Or is there simply a dominant sardonic gene in the Kelly clan?
30 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:04:28
31 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:10:39
If Meis's plan to use salvaged plastics doesn't add to the cost, then I'm all for it.
33 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:18:20
Would there be a bell end?
34 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:18:33
So I wouldn't base our ground location on the views of these people, many of which have a political agenda.
As for salvaging plastics for the new seats, I wish they'd concentrate on salvaging the rest of the season
35 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:33:52
36 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:40:00
37 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:41:24
Yep, you've nailed it!!!!!!!!!
38 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:53:33
I'm here all week!!!!!!!!!!!
39 Posted 24/01/2020 at 18:56:38
40 Posted 24/01/2020 at 19:11:43
After a long boat journey to our home ground you'll be impressed by the 200ft statue of Bill straddling the entrance like the Coloss' s of Rhodes and when you look up and pass underneath it piss' s on you from a great height whilst a minicom on the boat shouts "destination Kirkby, it's ring fenced, what a manager" on a continuous loop.
The sky's the limit!!!!
41 Posted 24/01/2020 at 19:31:22
42 Posted 24/01/2020 at 20:05:31
43 Posted 24/01/2020 at 20:11:52
44 Posted 24/01/2020 at 21:32:14
The bottom line was something to the effect of about 1-6 inches in the next 50 years or so near the stadium depending on the severity and model you use.
I think the majority of the Wirral and the entirety of Southport were submerged before it affects the docks area by more than a few inches.
45 Posted 24/01/2020 at 21:43:16
I was surprised that no reference to recycled old players (usually from United) so we are used to it.
46 Posted 24/01/2020 at 22:11:43
47 Posted 24/01/2020 at 23:21:12
And turned into something useful!
48 Posted 25/01/2020 at 01:50:59
See ya later alligator.
After a while crocodile.
See ya soon ya big baboon!
We're coming! Leave town while you can.
49 Posted 25/01/2020 at 02:51:58
One goal at a time Bob Latchford, that's all we are asking of you. If you hit the bar we'll all say aah one goal at a time.
50 Posted 25/01/2020 at 17:03:28
51 Posted 25/01/2020 at 17:18:09
52 Posted 25/01/2020 at 17:50:42
I don't that logic works does it?
Is the majority of the Wirral at the same height, or lower, above sea level than the docks?
53 Posted 25/01/2020 at 18:19:59
54 Posted 25/01/2020 at 18:22:15
55 Posted 25/01/2020 at 18:42:30
EFC will have taken to this and fair play to reduce costs for the build and recycling materials makes good common sense.
The facts about global warming are a real issue, but also this side of the river gets dredged regularly, to allow the ships in to port, may be a positive but you'd like to think that EFC and all the consultants employed have done their home work.
Working with colleagues on the HS2, project and the spiralling costs, it's seeing, in typical EFC, style, also I'd not be surprised if this great stadium design cost unless it's started soon will spiral.
It's the catalyst for the future of the club but the building of a top class squad to complement a top class stadium must be paramount.
In view of the resurgence of the RS, this next 5 years are huge for the future of EFC.
Let's hope this year the first dig starts, and builds hope on the horizon.
It would be a great day to see this happen and light up the sky around the city with EFC holograms etc.
One day soon.
56 Posted 25/01/2020 at 18:48:54
57 Posted 25/01/2020 at 19:25:10
58 Posted 25/01/2020 at 19:55:20
59 Posted 25/01/2020 at 20:00:07
60 Posted 25/01/2020 at 20:01:05
It's a symbol of the city, not those cunts. Bring it on I say, the Norwegian's can get to fuck.
61 Posted 25/01/2020 at 20:13:05
62 Posted 25/01/2020 at 20:38:13
63 Posted 25/01/2020 at 21:11:53
I give you...
The USM St Domingo's Mount sur la Mersey.
64 Posted 25/01/2020 at 21:52:03
The Manchester Ship Canal, which opened in 1894, helped facilitate trade in the city of Manchester when it first opened. The canal therefore made the city of Manchester one of the leading ports in England. As a result the vast majority of the population of Manchester were dock workers. To pay respect to that heritage, both clubs, City and United, decided to put a ship on their club crest.
So, in all fairness, the Liver bird, which, as Paul says, is a symbol of the city of Liverpool, and should feature on both clubs' crests.
65 Posted 25/01/2020 at 22:02:41
It's worth re-writing some local history bloggs and the club printing 1000s of Liverpool 19th century, history brochures, at John Lennon and Manchester airports, to tell the true history to the RS hordes that come over every other week.
66 Posted 25/01/2020 at 22:08:03
67 Posted 26/01/2020 at 01:08:03
68 Posted 26/01/2020 at 04:40:09
It's a symbol of the city, not those fuckers.
69 Posted 26/01/2020 at 06:44:26
Every spare penny we have should go to improving the team.
70 Posted 26/01/2020 at 09:05:02
71 Posted 26/01/2020 at 09:26:37
I bloody hope not mate. I was hoping to last beyond 2024!
72 Posted 26/01/2020 at 11:35:21
All for recycling plastic for the seats. Anyone who has an issue with it is pretty petty. And the amount of money we are talking about is fuck all compared to the cost of the playing staff!
73 Posted 26/01/2020 at 12:02:07
74 Posted 26/01/2020 at 12:56:09
However, no-one has yet come up with Bill King Canute, sat on the banks of the Mersey, turning the tide.
Well, he has certainly turned the tide at Everton â€“ sadly, in the wrong direction.
75 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:14:42
There are EU and UK trademarks. Where there is no owner of the UK mark, then the EU mark will apply in the UK.
LFC have the EU, but NOT the UK trademark.
LFC did not apply for the UK mark, so that the City of Liverpool could, if they wished, [they never have].
The longest use of the Liver Bird, lies with Liverpool Cricket Club.
LFC promised not to sue either the City or the Cricket Club, for infringement.
LFC told the EU Patent Office, they would only enforce, against 'fake' kit suppliers in the Far East. So far, that is what they've done.
The EU mark covers ALL representations of the Bird.
A group of EFC fans did contest the granting of the EU mark.
76 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:32:14
You're spelling “Canuteâ€ wrong. Probably predictive text.
77 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:38:24
I, for one, wouldn't want it.
78 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:44:47
I suspect there's only 4 letters the way you would spell it.
79 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:49:32
I'm fully with you. It's not crests, club badges or the content on them that wins Silverware, or in this day and age qualify for the Champions League. The most important thing for any future success of Everton FC is to move into a much better stadium, and that (hopefully) is going to happen after the Kings Dock failure.
80 Posted 26/01/2020 at 13:55:55
Maybe I'm just pissing in the wind but I get fed up the number of times I hear Liverpool (the city) mentioned and then the redshite in the next breath, no mention of us.
By the way, Ray @ 76, the Canute spelling comment gave me a big laugh!
81 Posted 27/01/2020 at 09:21:42
There's no new stadium.
How many times do I have to say this?
It's not going to happen.
82 Posted 27/01/2020 at 09:55:23
Enough times to get the attention you're after maybe?
83 Posted 27/01/2020 at 09:56:11
84 Posted 27/01/2020 at 12:42:54
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