Tag Archives: London 2012

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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London councils urged to end cage cruelty

LONDON COUNCILS have been urged to end cage cruelty by buying cage-free eggs for school and council catering. Fifteen London councils have already received Good Egg Awards for their ethical egg-buying policies, but unfortunately this means that 18 are still serving thousands of meals every day that are likely to contain eggs produced by hens…
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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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Waste watch sponsored by 3663

DON’T FORGET that landfill tax is about to go up again. As part of the landfill tax escalator – designed to encourage the diversion of waste from landfill - waste disposal costs rise by £8 per tonne each year.   When you read this it’ll be £64 to send a tonne of waste to landfill,…
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First ever 100% recycled cup

THE COMPANY best-known for making the Comic Relief Red Noses and the plastic ruler has come up with another first.   After years of research, Invicta Plastics has created the world’s first rigid and durable products made solely from regular plastic drinking bottles, lids and milk cartons.   Coca-Cola will be among the first companies…
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New plan to tackle waste at UK events

A NEW TARGET to ensure that no waste from the events sector ends up in landfill has been announced.     As part of the ''Zero waste events: a 2020 vision", a new “roadmap” has been published to help the UK's £36 billion events industry better manage its waste. Today, the just 15% of the…
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Footprint Annual Review: Cheap milk, pricey gas and unethical coffee

THE TOP stories of 2012, from Starbucks' tax travails to rising energy bills and the "greenest Olympics ever".   January/February   With the mince pies sitting heavily around the waistline and the influence of festive parties still coursing through the veins, health and diets are rarely far from the headlines in the new year. And so…
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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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