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IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab to employ the go green initiative

Previously, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has applied the Go-Green initiative.

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Kings XI Punjab’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman celebrates fall of Rishabh Pant’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The usage of plastic bags has been a massive conundrum in the world. Laws have been implemented surrounding the matter after which several retail stores pruned down the use of plastics and also charge an additional amount from customers for the use of plastic bags in India. The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League is currently underway and Kings XI Punjab have taken a step pertaining to the matter.

The use of plastics is a common phenomenon in stadiums where the fans have refreshments in plastic cups or plates, which is dumped in the stands itself. In light of the grave issue, KXIP have decided to resort to the Go-Green Initiative in Indore which aims at zero wastage during matches as per reports on their official website. The protocol follows the three Rs of waste management-  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle respectively.

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The noble move by Punjab

The initiative also focuses on the reduction of plastic merchandises and provide plastic flags and banners to the fans. The jersey of cricketers and the bails will be manufactured by reclaimed ocean plastics. The venue will also have an adequate number of waste-bins, both inside and outside the stadium and also volunteers to ensure proper adherence to the regulations.

The Holkar Stadium in Indore has a capacity of 30,000 and a huge amount of waste are generated, which somehow moves into the landfills. Plastics are non-biodegradable substances and they can cause harm to the environment. Previously, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have worked on the Go-Green initiative in which they sport a green jersey made out of recycled plastic for a game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The first green match was played between RCB and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) way back in 2011. Ever since every season has seen one Green-match at the venue.

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