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Am happy to say that change is happening in all running events around the world. As some of you know, this has been my personal campaign since 2006. Some of you here think that going "green" is a backward step as it means an "inconvenience to you" + a reduction in "free stuff" (often stuff that we don't need) such as marathons turning to e-goody bags or going cupless so you have to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) and/or Bring Your Own Bag. Hope to help you all understand why those changes are necessary so that you will be prepared for all event organisers to play their part. 1. Litter kills - it is estimated over 100,000 marine animals & 1 million birds are killed each year from litter 2. Single-use plastic is screwing our environments - instantly seen in our seas, but also in our landfills as well as the toxins that are released when we burn the stuff. We can't even recycle the stuff (most countries recycle plastic at 30%, Singapore is at 7%). Plastics are known to be hormone disruptors which is screwing with the reproductive systems of our marine life. 3. And if you still think your personal time is more important then perhaps you can try to realign your personal perceptions to the word "performance" to include the way you treat others and the environment which has a lasting impression for all societies and generations to come: Remember the priority of event organisers is to look after your safety by always ensuring you have enough hydration and looked after throughout the event Thank you to everyone who has read this post and has created change in their life to reduce the usage of single-use / disposable products like bottles/cups/cutlery etc Thank you when you hold onto your cup or empty gel pack and responsibly put it in the bin