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Olympic mattress 2020
March 31st, 2024 โดย :

It is well known that the 2020 Olympics, held in Tokyo, Japan, aimed to be an environmentally friendly event. Not only were the medals made from recycled electronic waste, but even the beds for the athletes were eco-friendly. The beds created for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes were made from cardboard.

Cardboard beds for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

This marks a departure from the long-standing tradition where the host country must present a polished image to the world. It is a great opportunity that the trend of environmental conservation is currently in vogue, allowing Japan to promote the concept of a “Green Olympics.”

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a starting point for supporting low-carbon emissions in global competitions by maximizing the reuse of resources. The 2020 Olympics also reaffirmed its commitment to environmental conservation.

The Olympic Games will host up to 18,000 athletes (including 8,000 additional athletes for the Paralympics), and their beds will be provided by the Japanese company and Olympic partner, Airweave. The beds will be made from durable cardboard, which is not only eco-friendly but also stronger than wood.

In fact, the beds can support up to 200 kilograms (more than the weight of any athlete in the 2016 Rio Olympics). Airweave also provided the mattresses and pillows, which are made of polyethylene that can be easily recycled. The long-awaited games will take place from August 9 to September 6, including the Paralympics.

Recyclable materials for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics aims to minimize resource wastage for this global event, with a goal to recycle or reuse up to 99% of all goods.

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