The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) called on the Japanese people to contribute household plastic waste for recycling to produce the podiums that will be used for the award ceremonies during the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The project encourages people to bring plastic packaging waste to the collection boxes at retail stores. The podiums will be manufactured with the plastic collected as well as ocean plastic waste.
Waste plastic recycling and ocean plastic pollution has become an issue of interest worldwide, and Tokyo 2020 will use this project to present a new model of the effective use of single-use plastic.
It will also contribute to the achievement of key UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Underwater Life” and “Partnerships for the Goals”.
This is the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that an award ceremony podium will be made of waste plastic collected from citizens.
* Procter & Gamble, a Tokyo 2020 partner company, supports this project.
Podium Project Management Office
Phone: 0120-371-842 (only Japanese domestic calls accepted)