Tuesday, 8 July 2014

That Cup

Have a close look at the jerseys.........

They are made from recycled plastic bottles - 18 per jersey.  Pretty impressive.  The England team also wore strip made by Nike from recycled bottles in some of their games. And here are a few other interesting snippets from the World Cup:

  • The organisers expected each match would generate about 5 tons of recyclable waste.
  • 850 'catadores', or rubbish pickers have been recruited and trained to sift through those 5 tons, separating out anything that can be reused or recycled, sending the materials collected to 300 trash pickers' cooperatives for sorting.  
  • The main recyclable item collected are cans, and Brazil saves 98% of them from landfill, way above the European average of 67%.
  • Many Brazilians bought new TV's to tune into the World Cup as tickets were so expensive, and by the end of this year the country will have between 18-20 million more TV's.

So...enjoy the finals!


organizers expect each match to generate around five tons of recyclable waste based on the experience of last year's Confederations Cup.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-brazil-world-cup-recycling.html#jCp
organizers expect each match to generate around five tons of recyclable waste based on the experience of last year's Confederations Cup.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-brazil-world-cup-recycling.html#jCp
organizers expect each match to generate around five tons of recyclable waste based on the experience of last year's Confederations Cup.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-brazil-world-cup-recycling.html#jCp

organizers expect each match to generate around five tons of recyclable waste based on the experience of last year's Confederations Cup.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-brazil-world-cup-recycling.html#jCp