The Sagicor Foundation recycled some 600 pounds of plastic bottles which were collected following the 22nd staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run on February 16.
Through a partnership with Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited (RPJL), the Foundation’s Go Green Project team collected a total of 13,416 bottles at the annual Run/Walk/Wheel event at Emancipation Park, which attracted some 26,000 entrants.
Gina Harrison, Sigma Run Race Director, said the Go Green Team is an effort by Sagicor to lead by example and be responsible about minimizing its impact on the environment. She urged other corporate entities to join the recycling and ‘go green’ initiative when hosting similar events.
“This is so remarkable because at its core, Sigma Run is about supporting the wellbeing of our society, and we can’t do that without being conscious about the work we must do to protect our environment. Each year, we are happy to have committed volunteers who are willing to painstakingly collect and retrieve as many bottles as possible,” she said.
Sagicor Sigma Run 2020 raised a record-breaking $55.3 million for three charitable causes: the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Savanna-la-mar Hospital and Clifton Boys’ Home.