Sports events, their sponsors, participants, venues, suppliers and spectators increasingly wish to improve their sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. Thanks to the Ocean Recovery Alliance, and its Plastic Disclosure Project, there are now some initial steps sports events can take in this direction by minimizing their “plastic footprint”.
This document lays out guidelines to assist event organizers, including a checklist to assist with planning and a scorecard to help evaluate progress towards certification as a PDP Sport event. As you will see, these guidelines should be very achievable for most events. For events that already pride themselves on their sustainability, they should stretch further and seek ISO 20121 certification.
We are excited to have the Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, for its 30th Anniversary, in cooperation with the Turkish Olympic Committee, to be the first large global open water swim event, and the first sports event in Turkey, to underdake PDP Sport in order to pre-plan for reducing the plastic waste at the event. Read More Here, and on Outdoor Swimmer.
Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim - Istanbul -
Sheko Challenge Swim - Hong Kong
Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim - Hong Kong
Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim - Hong Kong
HK Rugby Sevens Recycling (March 28, 2014 - Hong Kong)
Download press release here (PDF) Ocean Recovery Alliance was proud to be selected as the recycling partner for the HK Rugby Sevens in 2014, with this being the first year that a strong effort has been made by all stakeholders....
Lake Tahoe Rough Water Race (September 14, 2013 - Lake Tahoe)
Ocean RecoveryAlliance and the Plastic Disclosure Project have created a partnership with the Tahoe Rough Water swim. This is in order to raise awareness of Lake Tahoe's benefits and in due course highlight how we need to...Learn More »
Paddleboard trip to raise awareness of plastic in the ocean (June 8, 2013 - USA)
Kimberly Sutton and Kacie Wallace are attempting a stand-up paddleboard of 300 miles in a call to get parks and marinas in the area to be PDP compliant. Starting on World Ocean Day, the 8th of June, the women will start their m…Learn More »
Plastic Free Outrigger Races in Hawaii (May 22, 2013, Hawaii)
Pacific Wahine is a team of Hawaii-based women paddlers who compete at an extremely high level who are focused on sustainability and positive social interaction. They share an interest - reducing plastic waste. The girls have f…Learn More »