Runners participating in London half marathon banned from using single-use plastic bottles
In order to tackle the problem of growing plastic waste, participants in the upcoming Harrow Half Marathon in London have been banned from using disposable plastic bottles. The runners will instead be getting edible Ooho water sachets for rehydrating themselves.
Ooho sachets are biodegradable, made from a seaweed-based membrane. Participants can either nip the edge and drink the water or consume the entire capsule.
Runners will not be able to refill their own bottles. Regular water and biodegradable cups will be available but only as a backup in case of exceptionally high demand.
The event that is set to take place this Sunday will be the first ever single use plastic-free running event in London.