Published: 22nd March, 2018
No more plastic bags will be handed out within the popular Kia Oval shop – once the current stock has been used.
The latest pledge in the drive to reduce the environmental impact of Surrey County Cricket Club and the Kia Oval, after the recent decisions to ban plastic straws and move to completely compostable cups, will see approximately 6,000 single use plastic bags a year taken out of circulation.
With a depleted stock still to be used, the club are currently working on a solution that will include the use of paper bags for items bought in the permanent shop at the Pavilion End as well as at several pop-up points around the ground.
Steve Kitcher, Head of Retail, Ticketing & Membership at the Kia Oval, said: “As a whole club we are looking to reduce our impact on the environment and the removal of plastic bags for items bought in the shop is an important part of that goal.
“We are now exploring a number of options including paper bags that can be used once our final stock of plastic bags has been used.”
In 2017 the Kia Oval helped Sky launch their ‘Sky Ocean Rescue’ campaign at the 100th Test, with the broadcaster funding the installation of 12 new water fountains around the ground as well as handing out 20,000 reusable drinking bottles to fans.