WXV and Sustainability

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Want to help WXV play its part for a more sustainable tournament and future for our planet?

World Rugby is committed to delivering more sustainable tournaments and events to ensure a positive impact for participants, spectators, local communities and businesses and, critically, the environment.

In line with the objectives of World Rugby’s Environmental Sustainability Plan 2030, all stakeholders can play a role to promote positive climate action and drive carbon reduction.

What’s your footprint? Calculate, reduce and offset your emissions

Whether heading to the tournament in person or joining the action remotely, everyone can get involved and show their support by estimating their own carbon footprint and compensating for it using the free United Nations Carbon Footprint Calculator.

Go further and take some of these simple steps to reduce, replace, reuse, rethink and recycle - there are many ways the rugby family can support these actions, be they players, fans, volunteers, commercial partners or other stakeholders…


  • Travel light – more weight increases fuel consumption and creates more emissions
  • Walk, cycle or use public transport where possible
  • If taking private transport, share rides to/from venues with friends and family
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator

 Food and drink

  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Choose tap water over bottled water (when safe to do so!)
  • Empty any unused liquids when finished
  • Order locally-produced, seasonal food
  • Reduce or substitute meat, especially red meat, for plant-based options
  • Order less to reduce food waste or keep leftovers for later
  • Ask for products that are certified/labelled environmentally-friendly
  • Avoid dishes containing protected species

 Waste disposal

  • Avoid single-use products
  • Limit use of packaging
  • Re-use bags where possible
  • Sort used items into recyclables, compost or waste
  • Don’t litter
  • Commit to picking up three pieces of waste on each walk, especially if by the sea, rivers or lakes


  • Save water, energy and use of chemical detergent by keeping towels and bed linen for longer
  • Turn off all lights, electrical items and air-conditioning when not in the room
  • Avoid mini-toiletries, buy local regular sizes, refillable if possible
  • Choose accommodation close to venues so you can walk, cycle or take public transport

Sports equipment

  • Collect and donate quality unwanted sports equipment to those who need it e.g. via www.soskitaid.com
  • Purchase sustainable and ethically produced clothing and equipment


  • Switch to a green energy tarrif with your provider
  • Retrofit facilities to include lighting sensors, solar panels, ground heat pumps, rainwater recycling for pitch watering/toilets
  • Install recycling facilities
  • Ensure accessibility for all e.g. ramps, lifts, toilets, clear and colourblind aware signage etc.
  • Encourage biodiversity by supporting pollinators and wildlife with adding plants, trees, nesting boxes and feeding stations
  • Support local suppliers, community initiatives, clubs/schools outreach programmes
  • Encourage healthy lifestyle through no-smoking venues, healthy food options, family zones etc.
  • Promote your sustainability objectives, activities and results


Play Your Part – Join the Sustainable Rugby Team!

For further information, please see www.world.rugby/sustainability