EXPEDITION PROFILE

The Plastic Run - The Wild Coast

  • Location: Eastern Cape
  • Total Distance: 600km
  • Distance to Date: 0km
  • donation goal: 100 000
  • donations to date: 0
  • start date: Jul 13, 2019

Expeditionists:

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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 600 km barefoot across the Wild Coast in 14 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 Durban and East London SMMEs turning the tide against plastics entering our oceans through innovative business models and technologies

ABOUT

The Plastic Run – Wild Coast is an endurance run that will be attempted by Thommo Hart barefoot from Durban to East London. During the period of the expedition, the aim will be to raise investments and donations for a Green Good Deeds Fund that will support South African SMMEs in Durban and East London turning the tide against plastics entering our oceans through innovative business models and technologies.

The Plastic Run Series is a series of endurance runs for a plastic free world. Each run’s aim is to create awareness on the destruction plastic is causing upon the earth and on ourselves while raising funds to be invested in African SMMEs that turning the tide against plastic with new business models, technologies and impact projects

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