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Gloucestershire Cricket Club enlists Grundon to meet recycling goals

Gloucestershire Cricket Club has announced a three-year partnership with Bristol-based waste management company Grundon, which will act as the Club’s sustainability partner and support waste management and recycling on the grounds and at events.

Gloucestershire Cricket Club and Grundon WasteGrundon has supplied the Club with colour-coded ‘waste-wheelers’ to segregate waste streams including mixed recycling, glass, food waste and general waste, and will also provide skips for general, bulky and green waste.

Waste pick-ups are currently being conducted on-demand and will move to a weekly collection once the lockdown period is over, with the frequency expected to increase around specific events.

Grundon will also conduct a series of audits during the partnership to improve the management of the Club’s waste.

The results from these audits will be used to advise on how waste can be reduced at source and the procurement of various materials.

Speaking about the partnership, Daniel Peacey, Regional Sales Manager at Grundon Waste Management, said: “We are thoroughly excited to be Gloucestershire Cricket Club’s sustainability partner and we are very much looking forward to working with the team and supporting their continued efforts to be ‘greener’.

“One event we are thrilled to be supporting, when government guidelines allow, is the Cheltenham Cricket Festival which is hosted at the grounds of Cheltenham College.

“As part of our plans, we will be implementing a waste management strategy, with the same waste streams that support the club day-to-day, ensure consistency for not only their staff but their supporters too.”

Gloucestershire Cricket has cited the partnership as a continued commitment towards its efforts to being a sustainable and environmentally friendly Club, following previous initiatives such as the installation of electric charging points for cars and the purchase of electric mowers.

Will Brown, Chief Executive at Gloucestershire Cricket, added: “Grundon is an industry leader, and we can’t wait to see what we achieve together over the next three years.

“Our work with them will not only benefit the grounds but all our dedicated supporters and staff.
It’s sector knowledge and continued waste management guidance will be an asset to the club’s future stake in becoming one the most environmentally considerate and sustainable cricket clubs in the UK.”