We live in a world where deforestation, global warming and other environmental threats are a danger to the core existence of human beings.
The use of Plastic is now part of our daily operations. Be it buying grocery from a local store or using it dispose off our daily waste, it’s ‘overuse’ is now a daily habit.
However, are you aware that tons of garbage containing plastic is floating as islands on lakes and other water bodies the world over?
In an initiative named ‘PlantA6’ led by one of our co-owners, Mrs. Juhi Chawla Mehta, we at Kolkata Knight Riders have taken some steps to stop this rampant abuse of the environment.
During VIVO Indian Premier League 10, we joined hands with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and have taken some steps to reduce pollution in every possible manner. The CAB workers are now trained to segregate plastic from all other waste generated during IPL matches at Eden Gardens stadium. Not only that, plastic flags are now banned at the stadium as eco-friendly flags were provided to the spectators who came to the stadium to watch the IPL games.
A total of 73 sixes were hit at the Eden Gardens in this year's IPL. For every six that was hit, we are planting a tree at Kolkata. Seven saplings have already been planted in the vicinity of Eden Gardens during the tournament and remaining ones will be gradually planted shortly in the 'City of Joy’.
Knight Riders, on World Environment Day today, let’s take a pledge to reduce the use of plastic and use the virtues of #KorboLorboJeetbo in our bid to save the environment.