No plastic in Earth Day Run | Inquirer Sports

No plastic in Earth Day Run

04:56 AM March 18, 2019

National Geographic continues its commitment to the environment with the staging of the annual Earth Day Run on April 14 at Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

This year’s “Planet or Plastic?” theme is aimed at raising awareness on the effects of plastic pollution and helping educate the public in reducing the amount of single-use plastic that litter the world’s oceans.

The 10th EDR this year expects some 15,000 running enthusiasts to join the 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K.


“We are proud of how the Earth Day Run has played a vital role in bringing awareness to environmental issues in the country,” said Charo Espedido, director and marketing head of Fox Networks Group Philippines.


No single-use plastic will be allowed in the event as all runners are encouraged to use the reusable water bottles that will come with every race kit.

Each year, nine million tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean, with Asia responsible for more plastic waste leakage than the rest of the world combined. Studies suggest those plastics could remain in the marine environment for 450 years or longer.

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