Turning drips into shoes is a Comrades green feat

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Turning drips into shoes is a Comrades green feat

The Comrades Marathon Association has teamed up with its longstanding medical service providers to go green

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Hundreds of discarded intravenous drip bags and tubing used on Comrades race day will be turned into school shoes for children in dire need of new soles.

As part of a drive to maximise recycling initiatives with the waste generated on race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with longstanding medical service providers to go green on Sunday, when thousands of runners tackle the up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

Netcare and Adcock Ingram Critical Care have already started recycling the plastic bags from used, nonhazardous intravenous (IV) drips and tubing made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which will be made into shoes for schoolchildren in need...

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