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Wimbledon crowned its new champions over the weekend (congrats to all the winners), but the biggest winner overall was conservation. This year, the tournament went all in on sustainability — from donating all the 53,000 used tennis balls to schools and selling them with player signatures rather than throwing them away, to strongly encouraging the use of public transport to reach the matches (80% did), to the unveiling of Evian’s new 100% recyclable water bottle as well as installing 100 free tap water refill points across the grounds, to using 95% recycled water to keep the grass courts green, to running the whole event on renewable energy, and even down to serving vegan strawberries and cream, this year’s tournament was the greenest ever! They even had a “Sustainability Demonstration Space” to inspire guests, with a positive vision of a more sustainable future for the tennis club. We hope other large sporting events will follow their lead!
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Those three arrows in a triangle are an easy shorthand for recyclables, but there’s one problem: just because the symbol is printed on a product, doesn’t necessarily mean the item is recyclable. It simply informs consumers of the type of plastic used based on the number within the arrows. […]
“Recycling just got saucy.” Taco Bell has announced that it’s teaming up with recycling firm TerraCycle to keep its iconic sauce packets out of landfills. The company says that more than 8 billion of their spicy sauce packets end up in landfills each year, but with this new partnership, those friendly packets can become something […]
Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Premier League, and COP26 have teamed up to put on the world’s first major net-zero football game (or Soccer game as it’s called in the US). #GameZero, featuring Tottenham vs. Chelsea, will be a showcase of how fans, teams, and broadcasters can move toward a net-zero future. The […]
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