08 Feb '12, 9am

Green anger as London plans to jet 11 million #Olympics tickets in from USA @BusinessGreen #Games2012

London's pledge to host the greenest Olympic Games has been called into question, after it emerged 11 million tickets will be made in the United States and flown back to the UK for distribution. Arkansas-based ticket printers Weldon, Williams & Lick have reportedly bagged the prestigious contract to produce both Olympics and Paralympics tickets. FURTHER READING Caroline Flint - Building a Green Economy speech, in full China bans airlines from EU emissions reduction scheme According to the London Evening Standard , the 16-ton consignment will be air-freighted 4,500 miles, from Fort Smith to a warehouse in the UK, as part of a massive security operation. They will then be posted out to anyone lucky enough to bag a seat for the Games. The news has fuelled concern that the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) is failing to adhere to a local sourcing commitment, as well as a ple...

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