Originally published in Citizen Matters

Races in Bengaluru are going green, or at least, some extra effort is being put in to make them green events. Bengaluru Marathon 2014, touted to be the city’s first world class marathon with over 8,000 participants, had set an example in responsible waste management even for an event of that magnitude. Then was the turn of Pinkathon, an all-women race. In 2015 as well as in 2016, organisers and volunteers ensured that the use of plastic was avoided to the maximum extent. Apparently for the first time in Bengaluru, green water stations with reusable cups, alongside regular water stations with plastic bottles were put in place, and waste segregation was ensured. And this time, it was the turn of TCS World 10K. The event that was held on May 15th, was remarkably different from its previous episodes. Areca plates, steel spoons, water cans placed at water stations… proper waste segregation… a lot of workers and volunteers picking up the waste littered around… that was the scene in and around Kanteerava Stadium, the race venue. – See more at: http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/waste-management-at-tcs-world-10k-in-bengaluru#sthash.fYhrlKIp.dpuf

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