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Shashi Tharoor Endorses Zero Waste 3rd T20I in Trivandrum
By CricShots - Nov 4, 2017 7:52 am
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On Saturday, MP Shashi Tharoor showered praises for the initiative of the ‘My waste My responsibility’ campaign that intends to have zero waste 3rd T20I match which is scheduled to take place in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7. The campaign is an effort to deal with ‘garbage problem’ by the crowd.

Supporting 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 a brief in its image of what the campaign is pointing at. It said, “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!”

The campaign intends to reduce waste created by the crowd, as well as to make sure of the immediate disposal of waste in the separation bins placed by the corporation staff and green army volunteers after the match.

According to the reports of the Hindu, this will include using paper cups for hot beverages, banning bottles, cigarettes, tins, and cans, making serving plates for food made of eco-friendly sugarcane fibre rather than the usual disposable plastic ones, proper disposal of pet bottles plus certain other green initiatives with BCCI’s corporate sponsors.

However, the plan cannot be completed executed due to BCCI’s contract with the company that provides packaged drinking water in the stadium.

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