Cricket & KBB Partner For Sustainability Goals

July 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] are “partnering to develop the BCB’s sustainability goals.”

A spokesperson said, “The BCB is Bermuda’s national sporting body for local and international cricket and KBB is one of Bermuda’s most established environmental charities whose impact reaches across Bermuda and beyond.

“Both charities are working closely to lessen the sport’s environmental footprint on the island. The BCB’s sustainability goals include a focus on green events waste management, which aims to reduce waste, prevent litter and encourage recycling amongst clubs, players, vendors and spectators.”

Calvin Blankendal, the BCB’s Executive Director, said “The BCB is pleased to partner with KBB on developing our sustainability goals for the Bermuda Premier League [BPL] and International Cricket Council [ICC] – ICC America’s Men’s Final T20 World Cup Qualification round. The BCB and KBB will engage with key stakeholders in a collaborative effort to minimise the amount of trash generated from these two exciting events, recycle and correctly dispose of waste. Over the winter months, we will focus our attention on reducing the environmental impact of regular league play starting with the introduction of the BCB’s waste management plan for the 2024 cricket season.”

The spokesperson said, “Bermuda will host two international cricket tournaments this Fall. The BPL Tournament is scheduled from September 7 to 10 and the ICC America’s Men’s Final T20 World Cup Qualification round will be held from September 30 to October 7. The BPL will include teams from Antigua, Barbados, and Bermuda; and the ICC Americas Men’s T20 Final Qualifying Round will see national teams from Canada, Cayman, Panama, and Bermuda battling for the top spot.

“Both events are expected to attract thousands of local spectators and international visitors as the winning team in the ICC America’s Men’s Final T20 World Cup Qualification round will advance to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in the West Indies and USA.”

Traci Burgess, Executive Director with KBB, added “We are excited to work with the BCB on developing their sustainability goals and implementing a green events waste management plan for the upcoming ICC tournaments. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste generated by the events, the plan will eliminate certain types of single-use plastics and promote the use of reusable products and recyclable materials, mainly tin, aluminum and glass [TAG].”

The spokesperson said, “Throughout the tournaments, trash and recyclables will be collected in separate bins that will be clearly marked and conveniently placed around the sports venues. The waste will be disposed of properly with all trash going to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility and TAG recyclables going to the Materials Recovery Facility [recycling plant] in Hamilton Parish.

“The BCB and KBB thank everyone in advance for their participation and efforts to reduce waste, eliminate litter and keep Bermuda clean and beautiful.”

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