The MCC has been shortlisted for the Social & Sustainability Development Award at the BT Sport Industry Awards in April.
The MCC is world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of the game.
It is also a pioneer member of the #OneLess campaign designed to rid London of single-use plastic water bottles by 2021.
By changing the way reusable cups are used in sports venues, the MCC removed 1.5 million pieces of single-use plastic from the ground.
Their objective wasn’t to make a profit, but to have a truly sustainable impact on their plastic waste.
Dr Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager, co-ordinated the project to include a collaborative response to the issue, including a reworked business model for reusable cups, installation of water bottle refill points, and the removal of unnecessary single-use plastics from catering and retail outlets.
The MCC plans to continue this good work and make more improvements. They have already identified a saving of 400,000 further items for this year.
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Thames Estuary Partnership is a partner in the #OneLess movement. Click here to find out more about the #OneLess movement and how you and your business, organisation or community can get involved.