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Bengaluru IPL matches go zero plastic waste!

Shilpi Sahu
Bangalore, India

Apr 15, 2018 — Bengaluru IPL that commenced last week sets a great example of cooperation between municipality officials, volunteers and event organizers. It also proves that, as opposed to popular opinion, every event organizer likes to do the right thing, given some help and a bit of push.
The BBMP officials met with the event organizers KSCA to give them the guidelines for making the event zero waste. As a result, the event waste was significantly different from earlier years (typically 3 tonnes per day). No plastic covers or bottles weer allowed insid ethe stadium. All displosable plastic and paper cutlery was replaced by biodegradable arecanut plates, wooden spoons and paper straws. Plastic banners were also replaced by cloth banners in most places. Instead of plastic flags, the spectators waved cloth flags.

Moreover the plan for left-over food is to sent it to freezers and distributed to the needy next morning. There were also volunteers to supervise proper disposal of waste. It was heartening to see the BBMP officials working tirelessly along with the volunteers.

This is a great example for all mega events to come, even in other cities!

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