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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible.
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.
ICS Maldives Pvt Ltd.
2nd Floor, H. Nereen,
Majeedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives
+960 779 7427
COLLECTION DATES AND TIME
15th February 2020 from 9am to 9pm (tentative)
25th February 2020 from 9am to 9pm (tentative)
ICS Maldives Private Limited
H. Nereen, 3rd Floor
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.
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.
The run route is a 5km path.
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.
First Aid services will be available during the event and ambulance services will be available in case of an emergency.