“We have decided to make the Olympic Games the first major single-use plastic-free event,” Hidalgo told a press conference at a session of the International Forum of Mayors Against Plastic Pollution.
Visitors to the temporary venues for the Olympic competitions in the French capital will only be admitted without plastic bottles.
Coca-Cola, the American beverage giant and designated sponsor of the Paris Olympics, will distribute its products in reusable containers and over 200 soft drink dispensers, which will be redistributed after the games.
Also, reusable cups will be used for refreshments during the Olympic marathon.
“(Plastic waste) remains a major global problem: every year, 14,000 mammals and 1.4 million seabirds are killed by ingesting plastic waste,” Hidalgo’s office said in a statement via who announced the ban on single-use plastic at the Olympic Games
The organizers of the Paris Olympics have said they want to halve their carbon footprint compared to the previous Summer Games in Rio in 2016 and London in 2012. Last year’s Tokyo Olympics were held with closed doors due to the COVID pandemic.
The UN Environment Program published a report on May 16 that says countries could reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040 by using existing technologies and making major policy changes.
UNEP published its analysis of policy options to tackle the crisis two weeks before countries gather in Paris to launch a second round of negotiations on a global treaty to eliminate plastic waste.
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