Podiums for 2020 Tokyo Games to Be Made from Used Plastics

Sports

Tokyo, June 11 (Jiji Press)--The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Tuesday that recycled plastics will be used to create podiums for the quadrennial sporting event.

Some 45 tons of plastic materials will be needed to create about 100 podiums. Collection of the materials will start at some 2,000 Aeon Co. <8267> group retail outlets from June 19 this year.

The collection will cover plastic bottles and refill containers of detergents and haircare products of U.S. home goods maker Procter & Gamble Co. and other companies. Plastic bottles for drinks will not be collected.

The Tokyo committee has concluded a contract with P&G, a worldwide partner of the International Olympic Committee at the highest level of sponsorship.

An estimated 1.5 million bottles are considered necessary to amass 45 tons.

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