About Zero Plastic Run

What is Zero Plastic Run?

The first ever Zero Plastic Run was held by ICS Maldives in February, 2019. A run launched to create awareness about the negative impact caused by the use of plastic, more than 1000 people took part in the Zero Plastic Run 2019, advocating for the banning or minimizing the use of everyday plastic.

The Zero Plastic Run will continue annually until the use of single-use plastics in our daily lives are eliminated and Maldives becomes a nation that does not use single-use plastics. We have a responsibility as individuals to achieve this goal. #IamResponsible

Why Zero Plastic Run?

The main aim of the “Zero Plastic Run” is to advocate for banning or minimizing the use of everyday plastics which harm the environment. We want to increase the awareness on this serious issue in the Maldives and globally.

Our call is for the use of zero single-use plastics in our daily lives.

We recognize that, this goal cannot be achieved overnight by just us alone. However, we believe that it is very important for each and every one to make a start and stay on this very important journey to zero single-use plastics.

What we have achived

  • More than 1,000 participants including President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Vice President Faisal Naseem pledged to stop use of single plastic in their daily lives.
  • Over 20 Businesses and Organizations pledged to stop the use of single-use plastic.
  • 1.35+ Tons of Single-Use plastic Recycled through Zero Plastic Run & Cleaning Quest
  • 1300+ Fabric Tote Bags Distributed
  • 1240+ Social Media Posts to create awareness
  • 1000+ Pledgers

Your Commitment to the Cause?

By taking part in the biggest event against single-use plastics, you are becoming an ambassador for the cause and helping the world hear our cries to ban or minimize the use of single-use plastics. You can also help by bringing in plastic at home and depositing them to one of the collection points in the run area, to be recycled by Parley.


Media Partners

Logistic Partners

Where do the Proceeds go?

The proceeds, less administrative expenses, will be used towards reducing the use of single use plastic or for our CSR program ‘The Cleaning Quest’ which works on creating awareness on sustainability.

All interested environmental NGOs are requested to get on board and get involved by contacting us on +960 7797427 or by emailing us at zeroplasticrun@ics.com.mv as soon as possible.

When and where will the event take place?

The event will be a 5km run in Hulhumale’ on the 28th of February 2020.

Participants will begin their Zero Plastic Run from the Central Park at 8.00 am and finish at the same location, where their ecofriendly medals await them.

Who can join?

Anyone can take part in Zero Plastic Run. We encourage individuals and people from all walks of life to join the run. Begin your journey towards a plastic free lifestyle. 

Hosting Partners

Endorsing Partners

Event Partners

Run Info

Event Program and Route Map

You may download the Event Program and Route Map from links below: Zero Plastic Run 2020 Event Program Zero Plastic Run 2020 Route MAP

For Assistance Please Contact Us

ICS Maldives Pvt Ltd.
2nd Floor, H. Nereen,
Majeedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives
+960 779 7427

Archives of Previous Years

ZPR Kits


ZPR Kits Collection

15th February 2020 from 9am to 9pm (tentative)
25th February 2020 from  9am to 9pm (tentative)

ICS Maldives Private Limited
H. Nereen, 3rd Floor
Majeedhee Magu

Basic Kit – Bib and Medal – MVR 85.00
Full Kit – Bib, Tote Bag, Medal & T-Shirt – MVR 300.00
For all Kits, Finisher Medal will be awarded on crossing the finish line.

Those who have registered as individuals are requested to produce the identification used for registration when collecting the kits.

The kits of all group members can be collected by the Team Leader for those who have registered as a group. Team leader should bring his/her identification when collecting the kits.

Run Date & Time

The run will take place on Friday, 28th February 2020 at 7:30 am. All participants are required to be present at the starting point by 7:00 am. Should there be any changes to this date and time, it will be officially announced on the event website.


Zero Plastic Run is held in Hulhumale’. The run / walk will start at Central Park and will finish at the same location.

Route Map

The run route is a 5km path.

On Run Day

Finisher Medal

All participants who completes the 5km will be awarded an eco-friendly medal.

Zero Plastic Run is not a race. It is a run / walk which is not timed and emphasis is placed on completing the event and making a stand for the cause of the event.

Prior to Leaving Home for the Event

  • Prepare your water and drinks in reusable bottles or containers.
  • You can contribute to disposing the single-use plastic that is already in our lives by bringing them to the event location for it to be properly recycled. Collection points established by our partners will be there at the event location. You are requested to please have the plastic cleaned before you bring those.

Your Safety

First Aid services will be available during the event and ambulance services will be available in case of an emergency.

  • Participants must be in good health and be physically prepared to run or walk to complete the course.
  • All participants should report to the starting point by latest 7:30 am.
  • The entire event will be carried out without use of harmful single-use plastics.
  • On run day, all registered participants must wear the bib provided. If anyone is not wearing a bib during the run, he/she will not be considered as a participant of this event.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire run.
  • All participants are strongly encouraged to wear the event t-shirt to show unity towards the cause of this event.
  • Please fill in any necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib. Use a pen or waterproof marker.
  • Participants must stay on the official run course at all times. Be mindful and respect other participants during the run.
  • There will be water stations placed throughout the course to help keep the participants stay hydrated. These stations will serve water without the use of any single-use plastics.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring water and drinks in reusable bottles or containers.
  • Participants are encouraged to collect plastics that they may come across along the course path, and deliver to the collection stations. To facilitate this the run course path is divided into six zones with each zone assigned a colour as shown in the route map. Special colour coded bags provided by Parley can be collected from the event grounds prior to starting the run. You can carry the plastics to the colour coded collection stations placed at the beginning and end of each zone. Members from the Endorsing NGOs will be there throughout the route to provide guidance if necessary. Please return the unused and empty bags to the collection station prior to leaving the event ground. All plastics collected at the event will be handed over to Parley for recycling. #IAmResponsible
  • After completing the run, individuals and institutions will be invited to make a pledge against Single-Use Plastic.