One of the main themes is to protect and respect the environment of our planet. A strongly felt alarm is the plastic emergency.
Venicemarathon has decided to intensify its civil and environmental responsibility process, which began in 2015 with ISO 20121 certification for sustainable events by Tuv Rheinland (the first and only running event in Italy), with precise actions to reduce the waste and the development of recycling.
Corepla, the national consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packaging, will be the "green partner" of the event and will guarantee the correct start to recycling of all the plastic produced by the 34th Huawei Venicemarathon & 10K, on Sunday 27 October, from Stra to Venice; the Exposport Venicemarathon Village which will be set up on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October at the San Giuliano Park in Mestre and by the four Alì Family Runs, the non-competitive promotional races organized by Venicemarathon and dedicated to the world of youth schools that will take place on the following dates: Saturday 5 October in Chioggia, Saturday 12 October in San Donà di Piave, Saturday 19 October in Dolo-Riviera del Brenta and Saturday 26 October in Mestre - Parco San Giuliano.
A marathon for the environment, to protect a fragile and unique ecosystem in the world. This year sportsmen will aim straight at the goal of sustainability thanks to a project dedicated to the separate collection and recycling of plastic packaging: small bottles and other packaging, thanks to the collaboration of the Veritas Group (Water and Environmental Services in Veneto), will be collected, recycled and transformed into new sports items that will be used in the 2020 edition of the Venicemarathon. A new attention in the world of sport for a new path towards the circular economy.
But the goal of the Agreement is more ambitious: thanks to the help of eAmbiente Group, an engineering and environmental consulting company, it will be possible to report the data relating to the quantity and type of plastic material recovered in an actual “environmental meter” and the actual circularity and environmental and economic sustainability of the race can be quantified, giving a certified demonstration of the benefit generated by the event and the environmental impact avoided.
To complete the initiatives on the territory, in November (12-19), Corepla will install inside the M9, the multimedia Museum of the '900, "Casa Corepla", a traveling recreational-didactic laboratory that reproduces the inside of a real apartment, a familiar place where the recycling actions are carried out: the recognition of the different packaging and the conferment to the recycling service. Here a specialized staff will teach primary school children in the area how resources and new products are recycled from plastic.