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Eliminating single use plastic at the BATH HALF
March 12, 2019 // Andrew
This year we are encouraging runners to bring your own reusable water bottle to the event, your favourite bottle which you use during your training.
We will be providing a water refill point before the start in the Runners Village and at each of our three on course drink stations for runners wanting to carry and refill your own water bottles. These will be on tables at the far end of each station.
We are also replacing bottled water at the last of our three water stations, on Pulteney Road, with water in compostable paper cups. (Bottled water will be available on the first and second drink station).
We are also replacing bottled energy drink at our on-course energy station with HIGH5 Aqua Gel, and replacing bottled energy drink at the finish with HIGH5 recovery tabs in the goody bags.
This is the first step of our journey to remove single use plastic and bottled drinks at our event by 2021.
At the BATHALF we’ve always worked hard to improve the sustainability of our event. We have achieved recycling rates of 69-86% for each of the last 5 years. In the next couple of years we will be working with our runners, our suppliers, our volunteers and contractors to develop new processes and products to replace single use plastic