Circular Cricket Gear – 2022

As the 2nd largest sport and potentially the most gear intensive sport, cricket has been generally slow to take on environmental and sustainability concerns. Previous research undertaken through PASIC platform identified that sustainability initiatives in cricket focus primarily on the wider impact of climate change on the game, impact on the venues, facilities, and grounds. The Circular Cricket Gear (CCG) project will focus on exploring potential strategies to maintain the value of products, components, and materials in the economic and social systems of cricket gear, as well as exploring innovation in relation to new materials for cricket gloves, batting pads and balls. The aim is for an initial lab-based prototype to be developed by the end of this project.

PI: Professor Martin Charter, University for the Creative Arts
Project Partners: Gunn & Moore, Ananas Anam, Fibral Material Alliance, Joe Cooke (cricketer), BASIS

Waste Cricket Gear. Photo Credit: Martin Charter, UCA