GCMrecyclingFor the third year, PCS served as the Green Team at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. We definitely did our part for the planet on Earth Day this April, by recycling thousands of pounds of cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastic, heat sheets, Gu packs and more! Through our partnership with the Toledo Roadrunners and the University of Toledo, we were able to make the marathon more sustainable. PCS and Green Team volunteers were stationed inside UT’s Glass Bowl as the runners finished and across Lot 10 at the post-race party. We may not have run a marathon, but we certainly walked 26.2 miles as we diverted recyclables from a lifetime in a landfill. PCS would like to thank all of our Green Team volunteers and the UT Rocket Recycling team who finished strong for Earth Day! Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from this fantastic event.



 Recycling Results:

  • 17 volunteers
  • 45 lbs of Gu Packs (Terracycled®)
  • 48 lbs of Heat Sheets
  • 1599 lbs of cardboard
  • 774 lbs of glass
  • 12 lbs of plastic bags
  • 303 lbs of plastic bottles and cups
  • TOTAL: 2798 pounds of recyclables diverted from the landfill

This year, in addition to participating at the marathon, PCS was invited to present an informational booth inside the Expo. At our table, we talked to runners about the importance of the Green Team and our mission of marine debris prevention. Throughout the weekend, with all races combined, runners cross the Ottawa River 14 times. With all the waste generated by this event, we wanted to make sure that none of it ended up in this ever-improving river. The educational component of the Green Team this year helped us to explain why our role is so critical at the Glass City Marathon. It was the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!