It has been announced by the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, that the Olympic and Paralympic Games were the most sustainable games ever and is also asking residents of the UK to build on the lessons learnt.
It was discovered by a report after the games by London 2012 – From Vision to reality that the sustainability targets of the games were adhered to such as 70% of waste being composted, recycled or reused enabling them to meet their zero waste to landfill policy.
Sustainable London’s chair of the commission Shaun McCarthy was proud to announce that the most sustainable games ever delivered was by London 2012 and he had no hesitation in congratulating delivery bodies and everyone else who was involved in the amazing accomplishment.
He is calling on organisers to take what they have achieved and continue to build on it and demonstrate to the public that there they are heavily relied on to meet the achievements for sustainability.
There was also huge praise to the transport system within London in the report and the sustainably sourced meals served at the majority of venues were also mentioned in accordance with the development of the London 2012 Food Vision seeing the first large scale event catering.
Despite all the praise there were also areas the commission felt needed further improvement and felt that Live Sites would have worked even better if they had catered for all budgets by allowing the public to consumer their own food and drink. They were also deeply disappointed that further carbon reductions were missed due to the snail like development of Locog’s energy plans.