No plastic required

Shrewsbury Half Marathon opts for cartons with One Water

The organiser of Shrewsbury Half Marathon, UK Run Events, has announced that the 2018 event on Sunday 17th June will be the first running race in the UK to use cartons of water at the finish line.

In a step towards reducing the amount of plastic used at events, the Shrewsbury Half Marathon will be giving runners a 500ml carton of One Less Bottle as they enter the finish funnel at the end of the race. The still mountain water is packaged in Tetra Pak cartons, which are made from sustainable paperboard from FSC approved forests and are fully recyclable, as well as refillable and reusable.

One Less Bottle is produced by One Water, which is positioned as a life-changing ethical drinks brand that channels profit to fund sustainable water projects in some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. The brand has set up The One Foundation to help provide clean water and sanitation to communities all over the world. So far, this has raised £17.4 million pounds, changing over 3.3 million lives.

By supporting One Water, the Shrewsbury Half Marathon team note that they will be ‘making a positive contribution towards improving lives on the other side of the world whilst active