The Story so Far
The Greycon team recently completed a charity walk covering the distance from Greycon’s Headquarters, located in London, to the office in Athens. Following the success of London to Athens, the journey continued from Athens to Düsseldorf and a total of over £600 was raised for WasteAid in the process!
The Final Leg
As of today, we take on our most ambitious challenge yet. The final stage of the charity walk will take place covering the distance from Düsseldorf, Germany to our office in Montevideo, Uruguay!
The distance of the walk will cover a collective total of 7,075 miles, this works out to approximately 20,129,083 steps.
Donate to WasteAid
To donate please click here to visit our Athens to Dusseldorf JustGiving page.
WasteAid is an independent UK charity (non-profit), set up by waste management professionals to share practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries.
Around 1 in 3 people globally don’t have decent waste management.
Pollution caused by waste harms people’s health, the environment, and damages the local economy. In contrast, an affordable waste management system is relatively simple to implement, improving the environment, creating jobs and protecting public health – particularly for children.
Plastic pollution in the marine environment is of major global concern, and WasteAid is helping tackle this global problem. WasteAid work with upstream and coastal communities to set up small recycling centres and help keep plastic out of rivers and the oceans. They also share skills in managing organic waste, helping people make the most from the ‘waste’ materials they have.
WasteAid shares these skills with local trainers so that the knowledge can be passed on from community to community. They keep the cost of equipment as low as possible because $10 can make a big difference to the viability of a recycling start-up in a deprived community. WasteAid makes sure there are local markets for any products made from recycled materials, maximising the value to the local economy.
What do your donations go towards?
Here are three examples of how WasteAid will use your donations.
£100 – Could train an unemployed young person to become a city waste champion.
£500 – Could equip a community group to transform organic waste into useful products.
£1,000 – Could provide machinery for processing plastic waste, keeping cities clean and oceans plastic-free.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far, this money will be of great use to WasteAid!
Weekly updates can be found on the Greycon LinkedIn page. These updates will show our progress alongside a leaderboard of Greycon’s top walkers!