Plastic Oceans Canada is pleased to announce the Run Against Plastic, a cross-country initiative encouraging the public to help eliminate plastic pollution in Canada’s lakes, rivers, and oceans. The yearlong event represents the largest consolidated cleanup in Canadian history.
The Run Against Plastic is built around a national tour following Andy Sward, an avid runner who has run from coast to coast three times, clearing litter along the way (to see how his 2019 journey unfolded visit @millionbottlepledge). This year, Plastic Oceans Canada is encouraging the public to support Andy’s efforts by purchasing plastic offsets, like their early business adopter 100 brand Water. The public can also get involved by attending the organized cleanups or engaging in community advocacy. The 2020 tour starts in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12 and ends in Tofino, British Columbia on October 18.
“Every time I run across our country, I witness firsthand the overwhelming impact of our single-use lifestyle – a lifestyle that has become the North American norm, and is taking an obvious toll on the environment,” said Andy Sward. “If every person started to make conscious purchasing decisions and reduced single-use items, we could significantly turn the dial on environmental preservation. I feel confident that partnering with Plastic Oceans Canada will spread awareness of this message across our country. We hope you’ll follow our journey, and we appreciate your support along the way!”
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