On Friday 1st October, members of the Greycon team began a collective companywide walk to raise money for WasteAid. The walk was split into three different parts with the first leg covering the distance between Greycon’s London office and the office located in Athens. During the first leg, the Greycon team walked a total of 3,466,000 steps covering 1,733 miles.
In the second leg, the Greycon team covered the distance from their Athens office to the Dusseldorf office of sister company WM Data. During this leg of the journey, a total of 3,064,000 steps were walked covering 1,532miles.
The final leg of the journey covered the distance from the WM Data office in Dusseldorf to the Greycon office in Montevideo, Uruguay. During this leg, a whopping 20,129,083 steps were walked covering 7,075 miles.
In total, 26,695,083 steps have been walked covering 10,340 miles!
Walking for a good cause
Greycon’s main aim with the Step Challenge incentive was to raise money for WasteAid. Upon completion of each leg, Greycon added £250 to the donation pot. A total of £852 has been raised so far. Donations for the incentive are still being taken. To donate, click here and visit the Step Challenge JustGiving page.
WasteAid is an independent non-profit charity, set up by waste management professionals to share practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries across the globe.
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.
Greycon extends a big thank you to all those who have made donations towards the incentive and to all of their staff members who took part in the incentive.