Harrow Half Marathon in London provided edible water pouches instead of single-use plastic bottles

London’s first marathon event to pledge to be completely free of single-use plastics concluded on the 16th September 2018. The event organisers of the Harrow Half Marathon were especially keen to ditch the single-use plastic bottles that are ubiquitous around the globe at marathon events. The organisers partnered with Skippingrockslab to provide the runners with Ooho, the lab’s edible water pouches made of seaweed. The Ooho pouches were filled with Lucozade sports drinks to ensure the hydration of the participants. The company claims that pouches themselves biodegrade within 6 weeks if not consumed.

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