Coming to Bay to Breakers tomorrow? Bring your own (H2O) Bottle!
For Immediate Release
Costumed Crusaders Ask Bay to Breakers Runners to BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle for Water, That Is.
Anti-plastic environmentalists to promote reducing and recycling plastic during B2B 2009
Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish, beth[at]fakeplasticfish[dot]com
Eli Saddler, OceanHealth.Org, eli[at]oceanhealth[dot]org
San Francisco, CA — May 17, 2009 – Bay to Breakers hosts the “world’s largest footrace” annually with as many as 100,000 runners and can generate vast amounts of plastic pollution that harms our oceans. During the event, many participants opt for bottled water in single-use plastic containers instead of bringing their own reusable water bottles. This year, anti-plastic environmentalists are attending Bay to Breakers as costumed crusaders to remind participants to bring their own reusable water bottles and bags to the event rather than using single-use plastics.
Read the full press release with a description of my Plastic Sea Monster costume here. (PDF) I’m upgrading the one from the Earth Expo. It will be fabulous!
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Love the reduction of plastic, BUT why did the Bay to Breakers hand out over 30,000 plastic swag bags at the end of the race, with (mostly) useless advertising and barely any of it on recycled paper nor environmentally-friendly inks? Come on people!
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Love the sea turtle/plastic monster idea. That’s a clever way to get some attention to the cause.