It’s the 100th international Test match at the Kia Oval and to celebrate, Sky Ocean Rescue have teamed up with the venue and the England Cricket team to raise awareness and reduce the amount of single-use plastic being used at the game.
In the time it takes to bowl a single over of cricket, the equivalent to four rubbish trucks’ worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. And that’s just a drop in the ocean of the estimated five trillion pieces of plastic currently sitting in the world’s seas.
Throughout the five-day match, 20,000 limited-edition Sky Ocean Rescue water bottles are being given out to fans, who can fill up at 20 free water points around the ground.
On air, the Sky Sports Cricket team are highlighting the impact plastic is having on our oceans by showing Sky News reports that tackle the issue, and challenging viewers to reduce their single-use plastic consumption across the five days. And the outside broadcasting team will also be plastic bottle free.