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Environmental protection

Waste minimisation and management
M2002 will work with its partners and stakeholders at all venues during Games time to ensure that the functions of cleaning, waste collection, transfer, treatment and disposal, result in maximum recycling and composting, with the minimal amount of waste being deposited in landfill.

Carbon emissions
In conjunction with its partners and stakeholders, M2002 will seek to limit and offset carbon emissions through energy and resource management during the XVII Commonwealth Games.

Purchasing
M2002 has produced environmental purchasing guidelines. These involve minimising the use of all materials and energy and reducing the waste produced in all parts of the organisation. Wherever practicable, M2002 will use renewable, recyclable or recycled materials and encourage the recycling of used materials. M2002 will:

  • reduce the use of all materials and energy, thus minimising the waste produced in all parts of the organisation;


  • wherever practicable, use renewable, recyclable or recycled materials and encourage the recycling of used materials;


  • require information about environmental considerations in contract documentation;


  • raise staff awareness of the environmental issues affecting procurement.

Packaging
As part of its commitment to the reduction, reuse and recycling of materials and its emerging waste management strategy for Games' time, M2002 will encourage suppliers to present, prepare and deliver products in packaging which reinforces the integrity of waste streaming.

Catering
Since food and biodegradable matter can comprise up to three-quarters of the waste from a sporting event, M2002 will be encouraging caterers to participate fully in the waste management strategy.

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