As part of the entry fee all the drinking water will be provided by the organizers, and this is of course bottled water.
But bottled water means plastic bottles, and reducing plastic waste is a current newsworthy topic, along with which, as you know, the rally prides itself on being environmentally friendly.
Over the course of the competition, the organisers expect to generate 25,000 empty plastic water bottles. These bottles are collected by the Coeur des Gazelles team who will be working along side the rally and taken to build structures for remote communities.
The bottles are filled with sand and made into building blocks to create useful shelter for the communities. These bottle structures are solid, quick to build and well insulated.