Case Study: Event Day Waste Management

Venue: Emirates Stadium – By the end of the 2011-2012 season, event waste at Emirates Stadium, the North London home of Arsenal F.C., was approximately 8 tonnes per day. On average 25% was recycled with glass, cardboard and plastics separated on-site and baled. After an analysis of the amount and types of waste being put into two mixed waste compactors, it became apparent that there was a lot more that could be done to reduce the quantity of waste for removal, improve the recycling rates and reduce waste processing costs. Read more

Case Studies: London 2012 Legacy

London 2012 Active Travel programme

Transport played a crucial role in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The challenge was to ensure reliable, safe and accessible transport for athletes, officials, media, staff, volunteers and spectators alongside the rest of London’s travellers every day…

Developing and implementing a Sustainability Management System for the Games

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) recognised that it needed an effective management framework in place to enable it to deliver on its sustainability commitments. It developed a Sustainability Management System (SMS) which evolved…

Sourcing sustainable materials

Champion Products are examples of tools and formats used by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in executing its programme. LOCOG is publishing these as part of its Learning Legacy in anticipation that they may be of use to future projects seeking best practice•examples of tools and templates that have been used successfully on a large, complex programme.

Sustainability guidance for broadcasters

Champion Products are examples of tools and formats used by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in executing its programme.

LOCOG is publishing these as part of its Learning Legacy in anticipation that they may be of use to future projects seeking best practice examples of tools and templates that have been used successfully on a large, complex programme.

Delivery of sustainability at different venue types – strengths, challenges and opportunities

Venues varied greatly in terms of location, building type, management processes, sports and environmental constraints. As a result, this required flexible approaches to implementing consistent sustainability targets and policies across all sites.

London 2012 food vision

Some 15.5 million meats were served at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

McDonald’s: developing a zero waste strategy for the Games

McDonald’s packaging and waste objective for the Games was to comply with or exceed the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG’s) waste vision while minimising disruption to customers and operations on the Park, and at the same time identify moves that could be rolled out across the company as ‘legacy’ after the Games.