The six metre tall Olympic rings on Rio’s Copacabana beach are made of recycled plastic bottles. Dutch refillable plastic bottle manufacturer Dopper is behind the construction of the six by three metre decorative Olympic rings by the Beach volleyball courts. The firm claims it’s helping to reduce the rapidly growing volume of plastic waste around […]
A trade association for carbon management and offsetting has welcomed its first Canadian member. By joining the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), the firm has committed to following the body’s Code of Best Practice. Offsetters was the official supplier of carbon offsets for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – the […]
A sustainability advisor for two Olympics games took home one of the top gongs at the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) awards yesterday night. Held at the Science Museum in London, the awards recognise the best women in the business for leadership skills and excellence, from schoolroom to the boardroom including engineers and academics. […]
What were the major influences on energy prices this summer? Did the Olympics have an effect on prices? Hear about the latest trends in energy in a special edition from Magali Hodgson, npower’s Optimisation Desk Manager.
Team GB may have missed out on a gold medal at the Olympic aquatic sports centre this summer – but the venue itself has been given top rating for its environmental credentials. According to the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the swimming centre has environmentally friendly cooling systems which should set an example for Games […]
The sheer power of the moment when the huge bronzed Olympic cauldron burst into flames in the darkened Olympic Stadium over the weekend is undeniable. For millions watching in Great Britain and around the world, it’s an image that will be burned into the memory for years to come. Hoping to latch onto the unforgettable […]
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Olympic VIPs won’t just be able to use the exclusive traffic lanes to get to venues such as the Olympic Park and Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture (pictured) this summer – they could also get a ride in a hydrogen fuel cell taxi. Five such taxis are joining the capital’s fleet of black cabs to ferry […]
ELN takes a trip to the Olympic Park to talk with EDF about their new stadium side pavilion.
A new technology was revealed yesterday which will visually display in real-time how various Olympic sites such as the velodrome and aquatics centre are using energy. The technology named by EDF as ‘Visi’ is available to view online via computer, tablet and mobile and will remain a legacy after the games. Visi will be offered […]