The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is 41 years old this year. It all started with just 26 runners and is now attracting over 26 000 across the ultra, the half marathon, the trail runs and the fun runs. The ultra marathon follows a beautiful 56km scenic route around the Cape Peninsula and ends at the University of Cape Town with a carnival for the whole family. This year it takes place on Saturday 3 April and is televised live to over 100 000 viewers. As with all big events, the spectators and participants will be littering. The Plastics Industryâ€™s Enviromark will be there to clean up with their well-known yellow clean-up bags. 100 Enviromark volunteers in yellow will be collecting litter en-route and seeing that the litter is taken to Wasteplanâ€™s recycling facility in Cape Town, where it is sorted for recycling.
The Enviromark team aims to recycle 75% of all the litter collected during the event, as the balance of litter is unrecyclable due to contamination. Plastics recyclables are sorted into PET bottles, Polystyrene and other plastics. An objective of the Plastic Industryâ€™s Enviromark is to focus on litter awareness, and this will be done at the eventâ€™s Expo at our stand and en-route cleaning. This strategy, known as Event Greening, is making socially and environmentally responsible decisions when organising or participating in an event. The greening of events contributes to a cleaner and greener South Africa, with less litter going to landfills. Wasteplan is a waste-management company operating countrywide.
For more information visit their website (www.wasteplan.co.za) to organise that plastic and other recyclables are picked up at your home or business. If you would like more information on Enviromark and their activities, please call Douw Steyn on 011 653 4794, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.plasticsinfo.co.za. For publicity enquiries, contact Adri Spangenberg on 082 686 5082 or Louise Viljoen on 082 824 9340. Photos