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Sports Guidance on Preventing Plastic Pollution: Races

Plastic cone with cyclists racing in background

Sport is in the unique position of being able to influence millions of people worldwide. Sport has a huge fan base who can be influenced by what they see at the events they participate in, by the way athletes are perceived by the media and by how other fans behave. By leading the way in sustainability and setting a good example, sporting events can influence others to do the same at home, in their work place and at other events.

This guide produced by the Environment Agency’s Plastics and Sustainability Team focuses on ways to reduce plastic at running, cycling and triathlon events.


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