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One of Plastics|SA's Sustainability Council's "Litter Strategies" is to identify and support BIG EVENTS such as sports, concerts and rallies.

Together with our partners, we assist in the EVENT GREENING process by participating in the plastics waste management of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Race,the Amashova Cycle Race, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathons and the 94.7 cycle race. Our team, armed with bright yellow T-shirts, caps, refuse bags and loads of enthusiasm, focus on creating an awareness of the litter generated at such events. They encourage the public to "THINK TWICE and TAKE THE STEP" towards an effective clean-up campaign during and after the race
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Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Cleaning up the waste from the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town will once again be co-ordinated and sponsored by Nampak Rigid Packaging and Plastics SA. Together, they support the extensive cleanup operations that form part of the event’s successful management strategy.

Over 130 people will be employed to help clean up the Chapman’s Peak leg, which is a marine conservation area to spearhead an awareness campaign to stop runners from littering along the 56km route.

Keep an eye out for our Team of Eco-warriors - brightly clad in yellow t-shirts and hats!

Nampak has been involved in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon since 2009.

All waste is sorted for recycling. According to Waste Plan, who are responsible for the event’s comprehensive waste management programme, the marathon's total waste-to-recycling rates have been as follows:

Waste-to-recycling

 
2013
2012
2011

Glass

2 891kg

3 747kg

1 580kg

Cardboard K4

2 049kg

2 656kg

1 120kg

Metal cans

2 232kg

2 893kg

1 220kg

Plastic PET

723kg

937kg

395kg

Plastic PE-LD

2 175kg

2 820kg

1 189kg

Plastic PE-HD

1 297kg

1 681kg

709kg

Paper common mix

854kg

1 107kg

467kg

Paper newspapers

335kg

434kg

183kg

Plastic PP

421kg

545kg

230kg

Total waste-to-recycling

12 976kg

(89%)

16 820kg

(88%)

7 093kg

(83%)

By decreasing total waste-to-landfill and increasing total waste-to-recycling year-on-year, we’re helping give a whole new meaning to the event’s positioning as ‘The world’s most beautiful marathon!’

If you’d like more information on the Sustainability Council and its activities, please e-mail Douw Steyn

To add your story to our website, contact Dianne Blumberg.

 

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