In its efforts to go green, the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - held under the auspices of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council - has teamed up with Dulsco as its official recycling partner.
During the marathon, Dulsco aims to inculcate a behavioural change in the participants, visitors and spectators on reducing and recycling of waste especially plastic water bottles and cans by putting it inside the green bin. Dulsco will be placing more than 80 green bins for collecting recyclables and 30 black bins for general waste.
The Green Team from Dulsco, including staff volunteers and workers, will be present at the event to ensure that the recyclables are segregated at source meticulously and later recycled.
“We are more than happy to have the Dulsco team working with us to make sure everyone has a great day and that we leave the city of Dubai in the same way we found it when we started building for the event itself - we would like to encourage every runner, supporter and spectator to help us by using the bins provided to keep the race site clean and tidy” said Peter Connerton, Event Director of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.
S. Madhumohan, Director, Waste Management, Dulsco, said: “We are delighted to be part of this prestigious event as the recycling partner. Our volunteers will be present at all the key areas of the marathon from start to finish and ensure that the plastic water bottles, cans and other general waste is not left lying around. Our request to the people participating and visiting the marathon is to look for the Dulsco’s green recycling bins and drop the water bottles and other recyclables like cans and bottles in it. Black bins can be used for all other general waste. Our aim is to make it a green and clean event,”
“The leaders of the Nation and Government bodies are working tirelessly towards the Nation’s Green Vision. Educating the masses through such global events can help instill and reiterate the environmental awareness and positively contribute to the Nation’s green journey.”