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Olympics Take The Environment Day Theme To The Next Level.


The Olympic Games, which were delayed due to the outbreak of the pandemic, got underway on Friday in Tokyo. The event was supposed to be held a year ago, but the epidemic forced the event to be moved. The games are set to be held in Tokyo 2020 and are focused on sustainability. The event is the first carbon negative Olympics. Tokyo has opted to use existing venues instead of new ones. The city has 25 existing venues that were built during the 1964 games.
Eight new venues were built from scratch, while a further 10 are temporary structures designed to minimize construction costs and energy use. In total, there are 43 Olympic and Paralympic venues. Tokyo 2020 Medal Project is unique, marking the first time that a country’s citizens have proactively been involved in donating the electronic devices used to make the medals. Ultimately the project extracted 32kg of gold, 3500kg of silver, and 2,200kg of bronze from the devices it collected. The 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals have been cast from metals salvaged from nearly 79,000 tonnes. The Olympic torch was also produced from aluminium waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake. The torchbearers carrying the flame at the torch relay wore T-shirts and trousers made from recycled plastic Coca-Cola bottles.
Indeed, even the platform made for medalists to remain on have been made out of reused plastic waste. As indicated by the coordinators, 99% of all products obtained for the games will be reused or reused, including the wood used to fabricate the competitor’s Olympic Village Plaza, which will be gotten back to networks to be reused. The 18,000 competitors participating in the games will rest on beds produced using reused cardboard, which can uphold up to 200kg. The sleeping mattresses can be subsequently reused into plastic items.
Coordinators have additionally settled on the choice to employ a large part of the gear as opposed to getting it, fully intent on returning them to be reused after the games end. Around 65,000 PCs, tablets and electrical apparatuses, just as 19,000 office work areas, seats and different installations have been leased. Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics promise that much of the energy that will be used to power the games comes from renewable sources, including solar arrays and wood biomass power. The latter uses construction waste and tree clippings to produce electricity. Electricity and hot water in dormitories, cafeterias and training facilities for 11,000 athletes in the Olympic Village are hydrogen-powered. A hydrogen station has been installed nearby. After the Games, the Village will be turned into hydrogen-powered flats, a school, shops and other facilities. A fleet of 500 hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) cars and 100 FCEV buses has been provided by Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota as part of the official Olympic fleet.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 gave the best example for this years Environment day theme “Reimagine, Recreate, Restore”.


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