Sustainability of the sport: follows the ‘green protocol’

Last week, Snyder Electric, a player in the digital transformation of power management and automation, and the Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals announced a kind of sustainable match for cricket fans. The Rajasthan Royals have pledged to be a green warrior, a sustainable venture of Snyder Electric aimed at building a team of conscious citizens, organizations and businesses to take collective climate-friendly actions and solutions and play a vital role in transforming cricket. Eco-friendly game. When a typical IPL cricket match emits about 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide, Snyder Electric will offset this carbon footprint by planting about 17,000 trees, the brand said in a press note.

“Through this partnership, we want to show millions of people to watch this match, cricket can be green and sustainable. Today, as we tackle the biggest challenge of climate change, watching cricket needs to be enjoyable and responsible, ”said Anil Chowdhury, MD & CEO, Snyder Electric India and Zone President, Greater India. While such events shed light on how sport and sustainability go together, it does mean that a sporting event must be environmentally friendly and aim to reduce carbon footprint by setting standards with a focus on creativity and collaboration. However, this is not the first time that waste management awareness is being spread among the public through sports events. In 2018, during an IPL match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, volunteers in green uniforms applied the concept of zero waste to the stadium which witnessed more than 50,000 cricket fans in any match.

The ‘Green Protocol’ was an initiative to reduce 3-4 tons of mixed waste generated at the stadium. In addition to trash cans for dry and wet waste, the volunteers advised the public about the importance of effective waste management and the idea was to organize a ‘zero liter match’ in collaboration with Bruhat Bangalore Metropolitan Pali (BBMP), Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). ) And nonprofit Hasiru Dala Innovation. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) also launched a new guide in 2020 to help the sports community tackle plastic pollution. Entitled ‘Plastic Game Plan for Sport’, the guide was published in collaboration with the UN Environment and included contributions to world travel with key steps to eliminate single-use plastic items, reduce the amount of plastic used, recycle plastic items and recycle. The guidelines included reducing the use of reusable or compostable cups and tableware, water refill points, recycle bins and ‘hidden plastics’ such as merchandise, signage, branding and ticketing. In fact, IOC’s medals for the 2020 Games were made from metal derived from recyclable consumer electronics, such as discarded laptops and smartphones. Items discarded for more than two years were collected to raise awareness of the importance of recycling e-waste.

A statement from the IOC website said, “With the participation of more than 90% of local authorities in Japan, a total of 78,985 tons of discarded devices have been collected, including welding of about 6.21 million used mobile phones, digital cameras, handheld games and more.” The laptops, all of which were then classified by highly trained contractors, were smashed and melted down. This means that the final targets of 30.3 kg of gold, 4,100 kg of silver and 2,700 kg of bronze were reached by the time the collection cycle closed on March 31, 2019. “Ocean Race Europe Major League Soccer and Adidas’ Parle for the Ocean Customized in 2018 for all 23 clubs of that year. Has expanded their efforts to raise awareness about the harmful effects of marine plastic pollution.

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