For the fourth year running, we’ve teamed up with Recycle For Wales and Run 4 Wales to encourage runners and spectators at this year’s Cardiff Half marathon to recycle with our Run Refuel Recycle campaign.
With 25,000 runners expected at this year’s sold-out event, it’s important to ensure that the recycling points placed across the 13.1 mile route are used.
To put things into context, if every Cardiff Half Marathon runner recycled one plastic water bottle, it would save enough energy to power Cardiff Castle for 55 hours.
Angela Spiteri from Recycle for Wales, said: “With more and more people in Wales recycling, we’re well ahead of the field and our world rankings reflect that. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Run 4 Wales and Brecon Carreg to encourage all runners and spectators to keep Wales running up the rankings by recycling all you can.”
Wales currently boasts the highest recycling rates in the UK at 64%, making us second best in Europe and third best in the world, so join the #RunRefuelRecycle campaign to help Wales become the best recyclers on the planet.
You can also join us on the day of the race at the Save The Mermaids tent to help fight plastic waste. Dive into the tent in the runner’s village to have your face painted, become a mermaid and to find out how recycling your plastic can make a HUGE difference!