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“In March 2022, 175 nations voted to end plastic pollution and develop a legally binding international agreement by 2024” (source: news.un.org).

Caution, this isn’t for the faint of heart…

Plastic production has made a staggering leap from 2 million tons in 1950 to 460 million tons in 2019, of which only 10% is recycled. This resolution has enabled the creation of an intergovernmental negotiating committee whose work should lead to a draft treaty by 2024.
The countdown is on…

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, if this adage is to be the guiding principle of each and every one of us, we can only have a minimal impact on the production of plastic at the moment. The role of each of us is to try to reduce our consumption, to change and to influence those who remain passive.

Sports organizations and their social responsibility.

“For many years, the sports movement has had strong ambitions in terms of social benefit” (cnosf.franceolympique.com).
It is only logical that sports organizations have taken steps to combat the environmental problems threatening the planet and to work to minimize their impact on the environment.

Some organizations are implementing alternatives to the use of plastic bottles, such as the Organizing Committee of LA VUELTA (prestigious Spanish cycling competition), which in the last edition saved 20,000 liters of water, avoided the consumption of 3 tons of plastic and the consumption of over 180,000 bottles.

The basketball club BLMA (Lattes-Montpellier Association Basketball), born from the merger of the clubs of Lattes and Montpellier and developing in the women’s basketball league, has analyzed that the players consume more than 6000 bottles of water per season.
The players now have their own personalized water bottles, which are also on sale in the club store to encourage fans to choose a sustainable container.

On the Lorient side, green initiatives are being introduced in the renovation of the Moustoir stadium, which will be completed in 2028.
One of the ecological ambitions of the project managers of this renovation is a better water management, which is reflected in the tanks equipped with mini water treatment stations installed under the turf.
This system will collect and treat rainwater (watering the lawn requires 2500m3 of water per year).

If they are not yet committed to reducing the use of bottles, sports organizations prefer to use equipment and materials made from plastic bottles.

FC Nantes, for example, is working with its equipment manufacturer to have new jerseys made from bottles. It takes 13 50cl bottles to make a single shirt.

The approach goes even further: fans who buy the shirt in the shop pay a deposit that is refunded at the end of the season when they return the shirt to the shop. The lifecycle of this garment does not end there, as it will be upcycled into a cap, a cushion, …

During the last Rugby World Cup in South Africa, used water bottles were collected during the tournament to be turned into an innovative resin that serves as an alternative to concrete. This resin was used to build homes for the underprivileged. Other equally worthy initiatives to raise public awareness include the installation of sorting bins at the entrances to stadiums, as proposed by FC METZ, or the collection of litter, following the example of the Aviron Bayonnais, which works on the banks of the Nive, and the Fondation Rugby Coeur Toulonnais, which cleans up the shores of the Mediterranean.

Finally, we would like to highlight the “NO plastic challenge”, which can be taken up at any time of the year by anyone: sports clubs, schools, individuals, companies, etc.
This challenge consists in measuring one’s plastic consumption, committing to reduce it and sharing the experience.

During the first edition in June 2022, the participants of the challenge declared to have made significant changes in their behavior:

  • 60% reduced their overall plastic use
  • 40% reduced plastic in their purchases and/or at their events
  • 40% switched to tap water
  • 40% improved their waste separation (source: noplasticinmysea.org)

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