Every day, marine plastic pollution threatens the sustainability of our planet, and if we continue to dump plastic into the ocean at the rate we do, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our waters than fish.
Adidas and Parley are on a mission to reduce the amount of plastic in our seas by committing to removing bottles and debris from the oceans by engaging people in a global movement.
The UAE adidas Runners community is doing its part to address plastic pollution by participating in the initiative, supported by adidas Runners GCC captain Lee Ryan, who is taking the initiative to encourage people to actively participate by the cause.
We have a motto with adidas Runners: ‘We start together, we end together,’ Ryan said. “As captain, it is my responsibility to inspire and motivate the community to show them that they are worth it, that the journey is important, share the success and lead by example with every step I take in every step I take.”
Globally, top sports stars and celebrities have endorsed the movement like David Beckham and in 2019 2.2 million runners from around the world participated in Run For The Oceans. The initiative aims to clean 500,000 pounds. of plastic waste from the ocean.
Anyone of any age or ability can join the Race for the Oceans 2021. It’s a matter of running those miles to reduce ocean plastic from 28th May to 8th June; every kilometer traveled will be donated to the challenge.
To participate, download the adidas Running app, go to the communities tab and join the challenge. adidas promises to reduce the amount of plastic bottles in the ocean by cleaning 10 plastic bottles (or the equivalent weight) for every kilometer traveled.