In a bid to continually improve the environmental impact of the Melbourne Marathon, organisers approached Detpak to assist with a sustainable solution for the thousands of drinks supplied to runners on the course.
Festival Director, Marcus Gale remarked on the record participation numbers in 2019 as well as new partnership with Detpak.
“Today marks the biggest Marathon in the event’s 42-year history, in fact it will now be recorded in the history books as the largest ever marathon staged in Australia.
“Working with Detpak and the RecycleMe™ initiative means that we can also celebrate the Melbourne Marathon 2019 as Australia’s largest marathon to recycle paper water cups.” Gale said.
More than 50 trees worth of paper fibre has been saved thanks to the over 200,000 RecycleMe™ paper cups collected during the 2019 Melbourne Marathon, representing 74% of total cups used.