EXPEDITION PROFILE

The Plastic Run - The Great Wall of China

  • Location: China
  • Total Distance: 4200km
  • Distance to Date: 0km
  • donation goal: 1000000
  • donations to date: 0
  • start date: Jul 1, 2020

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MISSION

A plastic free world where waste is not seen as an unwanted leftover but a resource of value that is diverted away from landfills and mined at source to provide economic opportunities for innovative waste entrepreneurs in Africa.

OBJECTIVES

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• Run 4200 km barefoot across China along the Great Wall of China in 100 to 120 days • Advocate for a plastic free world • Pressure large FMCG companies to support the banning of single use plastics • Raise investment and donations towards the Green Good Deeds Fund to support and finance innovative African SMMEs turning the tide against plastics entering our oceans through innovative business models and technologies

ABOUT

The Plastic Run – The Great Wall of China is an endurance expedition along the contours of the Great Wall of China that Thommo Hart will run barefoot in activism against single use plastics. The endurance expedition will attempt to break the world record for the longest continuous journey barefoot by a human by running 4200 km of the Great Wall of China barefoot in 100 to 120 days. During the period of the expedition, the aim will be to raise investments and donations for a Green Good Deeds Fund that will support African SMMEs turning the tide against plastics entering our oceans through innovative business models and technologies.

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