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London Marathon hands out edible water capsules to reduce plastic bottle waste

Organisers hope to reduce number of plastic bottles on course by more than 215,000

  • Sarah Young
  • The Independent

Thousands of edible water bottles were handed out at the London Marathon today in a bid to reduce plastic waste.

The aftermath of the marathon is usually a sea of plastic waste as thirsty runners attempt to stay hydrated by drinking from then discarding bottles of water as they go.

Bu for the 2019 London Marathon, organisers arranged for participants to be handed edible pods made of seaweed extracts as they tackled the…

The pouches, made by London-based startup Skipping Rocks Lab, were made using a…

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