Tag Archives: LOCOG

Glasgow 2014 achieves new Sustainability benchmark for Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW 2014 was presented a certificate for achieving ISO 20121, the international standard for Sustainable Event Management, which confirms its commitment to be a truly sustainable Commonwealth Games.                       Glasgow 2014 becomes the first Commonwealth Games to secure the global Event Management Standard which helps…
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Aramark wins Olympics legacy award

ARAMARK HAS received a prestigious sustainability award recognising its work at the London 20102 Olympics and Paralympics.                   The RP Global Sustainability Award was presented to Aramark at the Beyond London 2012 Awards, attended by Lord Coe and Boris Johnson, among others.  The awards are managed by…
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The UK Games legacy

...AS THE hard work on one huge food operation finishes, another is already under way. BaxterStorey's John Bennett looks back at the 2012 Olympics...                   At the start of 2011, BaxterStorey secured a contract to deliver catering at the main media centre for the London 2012 Olympic…
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London 2012 most sustainable Games to date

WASTE MANAGEMENT was one of the areas in which the London 2012 Games performed better than any other Olympics. The food was pretty good too.                   That’s according to an in-depth review looking at whether the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games truly delivered the promised levels…
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FootprintFeature: Salt, Sugar, Sweat

WITH MASSIVE sponsorship from fast food companies and a veil of secrecy covering alternative catering, London 2012 was quickly titled ‘the junk food Olympics’. But was that an accurate moniker, and could it actually have a positive outcome?   Long billed as the “largest peacetime catering operation in the world”, the Olympic Games saw over…
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‘Team RT’ performing well

WITH THE Olympics in full swing, Red Tractor Assured farmers almost two weeks in to their challenge of feeding around 23,900 athletes and team officials, 20,600 broadcasters and press and over 9 million visitors.                             Following LOCOG's decision to make Red Tractor…
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‘The Obesity Games’

JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate sponsors like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola has undermined the positive health legacy from this year’s Olympics.…
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OLYMPIC SPONSORS NEED TO PULL WEIGHT

The Olympic Games in London 2012 may not meet its sustainability goals unless sponsors start taking on some of the burden. According to reports in the Financial Times, the head of the organising committee, David Stubbs, said of the targets: “We know we can’t do this on our own.” The London 2012 Games has been…
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You Can Lead A Horse To Water……..

However innovative disposables manufacturers are in producing bio-degradable and recyclable solutions for packaging, they cannot control whether the consumer uses the appropriate waste stream if, indeed, said waste stream exists. John Young, Foodservice Sales & Marketing Director of food packaging and disposables giant Huhtamaki, talks to Kathy Bowry about the problems faced. There seems to…
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