Recycle 55,000 bottles at Beirut Marathon

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Help us recycle 55,000 bottles at the 2016 Beirut Marathon for the 6th year & you can win an iWatch from @truffie.me
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On November 13, 2016, G (a green NGO) will collect an estimated 55,000 plastic bottles from the 7 Km fun run and 5km run of Beirut Marathon. This is G’s 8th time leading the collection efforts; last year G collected 50,000. All bottles are donated to Arc en Ciel, an NGO that recycles the bottles and uses the proceeds to build wheelchairs for people in need.

Why Recycle

Lebanon has been battling a severe waste problem over the past year. As most Lebanese have not yet embraced recycling, the majority of waste ends up in landfills across Lebanon. By supporting recycling at the marathon, G not only aims to divert 55,000 bottles away from landfills, but also to educate the 500,000 people running or watching the race on the importance of recycling.

Recycling Beiurt Marathon

G starts campaigning for recycling at the marathon in major schools and universities, as well as on TV, radio, and social media. During the marathon, G sets ups 8 different water collection/ cheering stations along the course of the race. Around 800 members of G will cheer for runners as they collect the water bottles in biodegradable plastic bags. All bottles will be then sent to Arc en Ciel for recycling.

Outcome

In 2015, the 50, 000 bottles G recycled diverted 343.2 kg of waste from landfills, and prevented 0.57 tons of CO2 emissions. In 2016, G expects to recycle 55,000 bottles and prevent 0.62 tons of CO2.







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G, a green NGO, focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility project implementation, recycling, “eco-preneurship,” and green building consultancy. It has been collecting the water bottles in all Lebanese marathons ever since 2012 and sends them to Arc en Ciel, a Lebanese…

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