Tower Hamlets

Group run

It's no laughing matter!

16 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the Tower Hamlets Council in Tower Hamlets.

  • Martin
  • John Shirley
  • Chris Burns
  • Laura Williams
  • Sara
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Jo Brown
  • Rohan
  • Fiona M
  • Heather
  • Aine Hester
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • TJ
  • Stephanie
  • Kellie
  • Benoît
 
Monday, 21st of March 2022
 
Led by Tower Hamlets runner
he/him

GoodGym members signed up for a group run and litter pick in our first task with Tower Hamlets Green Party.

  • Nitrous oxide (NOx) canisters can cause problems for cyclists, scooters and pedestrians when scattered on roads and pavements.
  • The canisters can also pose a threat to wildlife, once they start rusting.
  • Local hotspots include the area around Mile End Park, particularly by road junctions where they are discarded from passing cars.
  • Canisters are made of steel so cannot be recycled in your normal waste, they have to be taken to a scrap metal dealer!

We were joined by Natalie Bienfait of the local Green Party, who, as an experienced local litter-picker, and kicked off our task to show us where the nitrous oxide canister hot spots can be found.

UPDATE: We collected a whopping 8kg of cannisters!

Task leader Simon is part of GoodGym's Environmental Task Force, looking for ways to help us do more tasks and activities that help the environment and this was the first collaboration our Borough have done with the Green Party.

Of course we then went to a local pub for drinks and chats, and the usual Monday night laughter.

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