FOOTBALL MANAGER GOES GREEN!

And Hector Bellerin is fully on-board!

Football Manager is changing the game!

For the first time packaging of their game will be 100% recyclable! 

When the 2020 version drops in November, it will be housed in recycled board, with a manual printed on 100% recyclable paper and shrink-wrapped in a fully recyclable low density polyethylene!

Even the ink is made from vegetables! So if any vegans want to eat it, they can. (Please do not attempt to eat any of your videos games!)

It’s costing FM an extra 30% to make their sleeve this way, but they don’t care – it’s saving 20 tonnes of plastic!

Recyclable packaging of Football Manager 2020

HECTOR BELLERIN IS ON BOARD WITH THE RECYCLED BOARD!

To celebrate the new move FM Studio Director, Miles Jacobson, sat down with Arsenal defender and passionate environmentalist, Hector Bellerin to discuss why this is important. Watch below!

EXCLUSIVE MILES JACOBSON INTERVIEW!

After he hung out with Hector, we spoke exclusively to Miles about the new packaging!

HI MILES, WHAT MADE FM GO GREEN THIS YEAR?

Miles says: "We’ve always tried to be eco-friendly, such as using green energy to make the game and recycling in the office, but I don’t think many of us, and particularly companies, are doing enough – we’ve been looking at our packaging and how we could make it greener for a while now, but had a big breakthrough with some materials this year that have made it possible. The most important task now is to persuade others in the entertainment industry to do the same and spread the word to as many companies as possible to make sure that they are trying to make a difference!"

Why is plastic bad for the ocean?

Miles says: "With plastic, our over reliance on it and it being difficult to dispose of has led to lots of it turning up in the sea, which causes problems for the habitat and animals in the sea and who rely on the sea – over a million animals a year are estimated to die due to plastic pollution."

Why is swapping to recycled materials a good thing?

Miles says: "It means that we haven’t had to use as many of the earth’s natural resources to make the packaging so there are fewer trees cut down and less oil taken out of the ground, for example . All these natural resources are important for the earth to be able to live and we’re using them too quickly. By switching away from plastic, we’re helping with part of the problem – especially given most plastic that is recyclable still isn’t recycled. With our new packaging being recyclable it would be great if it is – but if people decide not to, it’s less damaging to the planet that the plastic was."

Miles Jacobson holding up a copy of FM20
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