Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor applauded the initiative of ‘My waste My responsibility’ campaign ahead of the final and 3rd T20I of the series between India and New Zealand, which will take place at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. This campaign aims to have zero waste in an attempt to deal with garbage-related problems by spectators at the venue.
This will be the first ever international cricket match to be played at this venue. Moreover, the last time this city hosted an international match way back in 1988 at Kerala University Stadium.
Lending his backing to the cause, Tharoor tweeted, “Good to see this initiative before the Thiruvananthapuram T20 vs NZ. Sports lovers shouldn’t create a garbage problem.” The tweet also had an image, which reads, “When India and New Zealand lock horns on 7th November at the Greenfield International Stadium, Trivandrum, let’s take a pledge to enjoy the match responsibly, being sensitive to Mother Nature and supporting the Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram and KCA to make this a #zerowaste event. Let’s show the world we care!”
Good to see this initiative before theThiruvananthapuram T20 vs NZ. Sports lovers shouldn’t create a garbage problem pic.twitter.com/LREVf1JUVj
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 4, 2017
In a report from Hindu, things which creates garbage problems includes paper cups for hot beverages, banning bottles, cigarettes, tins and cans, organising serving plates for food made of eco-friendly sugarcane fibre instead of the usual disposable plastic ones, proper disposal of pet bottles plus certain other green initiatives with BCCI’s corporate sponsors.
Although, it looks like the idea will not be fully implemented because of BCCI’s contract with sponsors and companies that provide packaged drinking water on the ground.