donderdag 16 januari 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very aware of the impact plastic pollution has on the environment, and is determined to help the sports industry address the issue.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very aware of the impact plastic pollution has on the environment, and is determined to help the sports industry address the issue. This is why, together with the UN Environment and other contributors, they put together the Plastic Game Plan for Sport, a guide that aims to teach and help the sports community join the fight against pollution.
The plan provides guidance for sports event organizers on how to reduce plastic waste, by either entirely cutting down on single-use plastic items, or finding proper ways to reuse and recycle plastic. The guide also encourages organizers to provide water refill points and recycling bins and reduce the amount of plastic used in merchandise.
Marie Sallois, IOC Director of Corporate and Sustainable Development is aware of how much of a danger plastic pollution is for the environment nowadays, and firmly believes the sports industry needs to address the issue.
The plan comes just in time for the 2020 Olympic Games, with the IOC being determined to turn IFs, NOCs, and other members of the sports community towards sustainable practices.
Copy of Plastic Game Plan for Sport – IOC’s plan to help the sports community fight plastic pollution