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Zero Waste Scores Gold at London Olympics

10 Aug 2012 4:47 PM | David S. Brooks (Administrator)
The London Olympic Organizing Committee has refined a zero-waste process for this Summer’s Olympic Games.

Among the innovations:
  • Increased use of compostable food service items to facilitate mixed organics composting.
  • Source-separation of mixed organic wastes.
  • Ban on carrier bags from retail establishments.
You can read about the success of LOCOG zero waste efforts here: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/08/03/london-olympics-waste-recovery and obtain a copy of the guidelines from this link: http://www.london2012.com/documents/sustainability/london-2012-zero-waste-games-vision.pdf

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