London 2012 has been heralded as the greatest event that the UK has ever held, as well as the first ever Zero Waste Olympics and Paralympics of the modern era. To achieve this, LOCOG decided that 70% of waste would be recycled, reused or composted. The rest would go to energy-from-waste facilities. So with an estimated 8,500 tonnes of waste to landfill including packaging and food service items, organisers needed to make sustainability a serious priority.
As part of LOCOG’s vision London Bio Packaging were privileged to be chosen as the official packaging supplier, providing over 120millon pieces of compostable or recyclable packaging to over 50 different food businesses across 100’s of venues. Not only was this extremely important during the games, but in order to encourage sustainability through the Olympic park post games LBP decided to adhere to the same waste stream format of London 2012- in particular the eco symbols & EN13432 certification logo for on-pack recycling.