Sporting KC and BIOLO announce strategic partnership

Posted by Kurt Austin on

Sporting Kansas City announced today a multi-year partnership with BIOLO as the official home compostable straw of Sporting Sustainability.

Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Kansas City, BIOLO manufactures bags, mailers and straws that are proudly made in the USA with Nodax®  – a revolutionary polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymer certified to biodegrade in soil, marine and freshwater environments as microbes breakdown the biopolymer and use it as a food source.

BIOLO’s products are resistant to water, UV rays and heat for high-quality performance while also 100% compostable in home, municipal and industrial compost facilities.

As part of the multi-faceted partnership, and as a key effort to reduce single-use plastic waste, Sporting will introduce BIOLO’s biodegradable straws at Sporting Club facilities, including Children’s Mercy Park and Compass Minerals National Performance Center, and will also be integrated into City Foods and Events catering operations.

Sporting fans will have the opportunity to interact with the BIOLO brand through activations on the Mazuma Plaza at Children’s Mercy Park on select Sporting KC matchdays during the Major League Soccer season. In addition, to further showcase the partnership, BIOLO branding will be integrated in promotion of the Sporting Sustainability platform online, in stadium messaging, and via match broadcasts. BIOLO will also feature as the presenting partner of Sporting Sustainability’s quarterly newsletter.

"We’re excited to continue to grow our Sporting Sustainability platform with another fantastic local partner and innovative market leader," said Jon Moses, Sporting Kansas City Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "BIOLO’s prowess and products will be invaluable as we work together with our fans to expand our efforts for a more eco-friendly future.”

Launched in 2018, Sporting Sustainability aims to raise awareness around the impact of food waste prevention, including greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural land use, while utilizing educational tools to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices. The collaborative platform unites seven prominent organizations -- Sporting Kansas City, Compass Minerals, Missouri Organic Recycling, The Nature Conservancy, BIOLO, Dairy Farmers of America and Sun Solar -- to achieve additional key sustainability outcomes across the Midwest region.

Sporting Kansas City will host the club’s annual Sporting Sustainability match at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 28 at Children’s Mercy Park. Tickets for the rematch with Vancouver Whitecaps FC are available online at SeatGeek.com.

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