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Plastic waste used for seats at Paris Olympics

Words by Abi Scaife

All seats will be rubbish seats in the Paris Olympics. This is because stadium chairs are being made from local plastic waste.

What’s the story, Morning Glory?

This Olympic Games will reportedly be the most sustainable yet, with organisers saying they hope to slash emissions in half, compared to those of the previous Olympics.

How are they doing that?

Other than utilising waste materials for the seats, already existing structures will be used for the games, rather than building new ones. Additionally, organisers will be encouraging those watching to utilise Paris’s public transport to travel between events and accommodation, rather than relying on their own cars.

Plastic for the seats will come from local bins, as well as bottle top collections from local schools - so that the children of Paris will all have contributed to making the games green and clean!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Every Can Counts. This is a not-for-profit recycling programme, encouraging people to recycle more often, to protect our planet. Support them here.

Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.

The Canal & Rivers Trust. The Rivers Trust are conservation experts who work to create wild, healthy, natural rivers. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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