05 Jun '18, 5pm

International Olympic Committee Makes 'Biggest Commitment Ever' to Fight Plastic Pollution

The world of sport is not immune to the problem of plastic pollution . Stadiums and arenas can become filled with discarded cups, bottles and straws after sporting events. Sailors, swimmers and surfers are competing in oceans and waterways with an ever-growing presence of marine debris. That's why on Monday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced plans to eradicate single-use plastics from the organization and its events around the world. What's more, seven major sporting bodies and representatives from more than 20 National Olympic Committees have joined the UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign to help bring awareness to marine litter and stem the plastic tide. The sports bodies making efforts to cut plastic waste include World Sailing, the International Association of Athletics Federations, the International Triathlon Union, the International Ice Hockey Feder...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/olympics-plastic-pollution-25753...

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